The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has said that it has blown up three pipelines belonging to Agip, Oando and Shell oil companies.
Mudoch Agbinibo, the group’s spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
“At about 11:45 pm on November 15, 2016, our elite Strike Team 03 struck Nembe 1, 2 and 3 truck line operated by Agip, Oando and Shell.”
Agbinibo stated that the blown pipelines had a “supply capacity of 300,000 barrel per day to Bonny export terminal in Bayelsa State.”
According to him, the action “was in response to the so-called ‘Operation Sharkbite’, an act of terrorism commissioned by the tyranny of the Nigerian Navy establishment and orchestrated by some elements of the ruling class to continuously undermine any effort by the Nigerian State to address the legitimate demands of the people of the Niger Delta.”
The group warned that “time is running out” for the Nigerian government to show that it is committed to finding lasting solution to the crisis, adding that “there is doom ahead”.
The statement read in part: “We are determined to continue this war by all means necessary, until that environment prevails for a genuine dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the sixteen-point key demands presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by PANDEF on the 1st of November, 2016.
“We want Peace with honour, we don’t want the peace of our time. Since that moment the military was drafted into the Niger Delta as an instrument of suppression to our fatherland against all peaceful protests and legitimate demands, the fear had gone.
“The message is getting stronger with more messengers,” the statement concluded.