Militants Break Ceasefire, Bomb Bonny Pipeline

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The Niger Delta Avengers announced  it has bombed the Bonny crude export line in Rivers State.

A statement on the group’s website said its “strike team” has “brought down oil production activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil export line.”

The statement noted that the attack was a “wake up call” for the government, which according to the militant group, has been intimidating youths in the region since the ceasefire began.

The Militants, however, said that they were “still in favour of dialogue and negotiations”.

This is first pipeline attack in the oil-rich region since the so-called Niger Delta Avengers declared a ceasefire in order to negotiate with the federal government.






     

     

    Attacks such as this have adversely affected Nigeria’s crude oil production and exportation, leading to huge loss of revenue.

    The Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on the oil facilities.

    The militants also accused the federal government of violating the ceasefire agreement by sending Nigerian troops to the region on the disguise of a special military training codenamed ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.

    They claimed that the military exercise in the creeks of Ijaw communities was pre-determined genocide in Niger Delta.

     

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