Suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers continued with their oil and gas installations vandalism by blowing up some pipelines in Delta State, the military and locals said Tuesday.
A military officer said the attacks happened at about 10:00 pm on Monday in the Batan and Makarava areas of Delta State.
“The Monday night attack was an oil well head located at Makarava community, which is being operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited,” he said, asking for his name to be withheld.
The chairman of the Batan community, Ogugu Dickson, added: “We heard three blasts at about 10:00 pm last night and this morning (Tuesday) we sent out the pipeline surveillance team to go and confirm details of the incident.
“From findings by the team, an NPDC (Nigerian Petroleum Development Company) manifold was blown up while an NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) pipeline, which is about 800 metres from the manifold, was also blown up.”
The NPDC is a subsidiary of Nigeria’s state-run oil firm the NNPC and is involved in oil and gas exploration and production.
Militants from the Niger Delta Avengers have previously used Twitter to claim responsibility but their account @NDAvengers was marked as suspended.