THE Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has blown up oil installations belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL and Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC in Delta State.
This is coming in spite of efforts by the federal government to enter into dialogue with the militants in order to bring the attacks to an end.
The militant group made this known through its twitter handle, saying it “bombed two major NNPC crude oil trunk line to Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, Warri, on Friday at about 9.15 pm.”
It said: “At 11:26pm on Saturday @NDAvengers blow up two NPDC major crude trunk lines close to Batan flow station in Delta state.”
“At 1:15am on Sunday @NDAvengers blow up two major Chevron Oil Wells. Well 7 and Well 8, close to Abiteye flow station in Delta state,” it added.
The militant group had listed a number of conditions it want met before it would enter into negotiations with the federal government.
The conditions include sincerity on the part of government, as well as the involvement of the home countries of the various multinational oil companies working in the area.
They also want government to stop repair works on the destroyed oil facilities in the area.
President Buhari met with some traditional leaders from the Niger Delta Region on Friday, July 1, where he reassured them that his administration will develop the Niger Delta, while urging them to appeal to youths in the area to exercise patience with the government of the day.