Niger Delta Avengers issues fresh attacks threat on oil facilities

A militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, has issued a fresh threat to renew attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region, in a few days time.

The group on its website, said the attacks will be launched, if the Buhari administration fails to yield to the demand for restructuring of the country.

Niger Delta Avengers vow to target deep sea oil and gas platforms, in the region, during the attacks.

The deep platforms include Bonga, Agbami field, Britannia field and Akpo field.

Spokesman for the militants, Murdoch Agbinibo said in the statement that, “We are advising that operators of the Egina FPSO should let it stay wherever it is right now as we are tracking its movement. We mean it when we say they (the oil installations) shall dance to the sound of the fury of the Niger Delta Avengers.”

The militants recalled that on November 3, 2017 they promised to reactivate “operation red economy” but as usual “some overzealous and over patriotic elders” intervened and appealed that they be given more time to attend to the demands of the Niger Delta as championed by the Avengers.

“That we have not achieved any meaningful results despite the opportunities we have availed the elders means that they are either irresponsible or the Nigerian government is not sincere with them as it is their trade in stock.

“Because of the above, we have resolved not to listen to the Niger Delta elders as we unravel our New Year package to the failed Nigerian state this time around,” the statement further read.

The group decimated the country’s daily oil production during its attacks on oil and gas installations in 2016 and early 2017.

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