Avengers confirm attacks on more oil facilities in Warri

MEMBERS of the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have confirmed blowing up more oil facilities in Warri, Delta State, late Monday night.


Spokesperson, Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, confirmed the fresh attacks on the website of the militant group on Tuesday.

He said: “At 10pm Niger Delta Avengers blow up Chevron Well 10 close to Otunana flowstation.


“Other attacks were carried out at 11:15pm Niger Delta Avengers blow up NPDC Manifold close to Banta and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk Lines.”


Meanwhile, sources have said that no fewer than six facilities were attacked by the group late Monday night.


Among the attacked facilities were two manifolds, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) at Batan community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.


Tribune Online also gathered that the group attacked and destroyed two other crude oil trunk lines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the area.


The group also separately attacked an oil well operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) at Makaraba village in Gbaramatu Kingdom late Monday night.


The chevron’s oil well was identified as Well 10.


The coordinated incidents took place, as gathered, at about 10:35pm and 11:20 late Monday night.


Military and local sources confirmed the destruction.


No official of the companies could be reached as of the time of filing the report.


It will be recalled that the militants, whose Twitter account was suspended on Monday, resumed hostilities last weekend destroying no fewer than five oil facilities belonging to CNL, NPDC and NNPC in the state.