The Niger Delta Avengers said it has blown up a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, located at Nsit-Ibom local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
Mudoch Agbinibo, Spokesman of the group, released a statement to journalists claiming that the attack was carried out at about 11:30pm on Sunday.
The militant group had claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil and gas facilities since the resurgence in militant activities in the Niger Delta region.
The group then took a swipe at the NNPC authorities, asking them to check their facility and decide whether to describe the incident as ‘system Anomaly’ the way Exxon Mobil recently did after a similar attack on their facilities before later affirming that there had been an attack.
“11:30pm on Sunday, the NDA blew 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’,” the statement read.
NNPC and security authorities are yet to confirm or deny the attack.