Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), says it has allegedly blown up a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The gas pipeline, the group reported in its website late early Monday morning, is located at Nsit-Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State.
The economic sabotage was allegedly carried out, according to the statement signed by the group’s spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Mudoch Agbinibo, at about 11:30p.m on Sunday.
“11:30pm on Sunday, the NDA blow up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), gas pipeline at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A, Akwa Ibom state.
“NNPC should check their pipeline if it’s “system Anomaly,” Agbinibo disclosed with a pictorial similitude of the gas pipeline accompanying the statement.
It will be recalled that on July 11, the militant group also stated that at about 7:30pm, its crack team blew up ExxonMobile Qua Iboe 48″ crude oil export pipeline which eventually became a subject of controversy as the information department of the company denied such incident.
With the latest bombing, watchers are of the view that the crack team of the deadly group must have shifted their attention from Delta State to oil installations in Akwa-Ibom State and environ.
As of the time of filing this report, officials of NNPC and security agencies could not be reached to confirm the alleged economic sabotage.