The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) on Sunday said it had blown up Chevron’s two major oil well seven and eight close to Abiteye flow station in Delta.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 1:15 am on Sunday, according to the group’s posts on Twitter.

This came shortly after peace was said to have been gradually returning to the volatile Niger Delta region.

The militants had boasted they were determined to cripple the nation’s economy and claimed responsibility for several bombings at the weekend.

The group also reported through its Twitter handle late Saturday at 11:26p.m that its strike team had blown up two major crude oil trunkline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) close to Batan flow station in Delta.

Also at about 11:30p,m of Saturday, the militants tweeted that it blew up the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Crude Oil Trunk Line to Warri Refinery at 9:15p.m on Friday.

“At 9:15p.m on Friday, the @NDAvengers blow up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Crude Oil Trunk Line to Warri Refinery.

“At 11:26pm on Saturday @NDAvengers blow up two NPDC major crude trunk lines close to Batan flowstation in Delta.

“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.

“ALL FIVE OPERATIONS WAS CARRIED OUT BY @NDAvengers STRIKE TEAM. WELL DONE SOLDIERS,” the avengers concluded.

Meanwhile, there has been no official confirmation of the multiple bombing from the military authorities and officials of the oil companies. (NAN)


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