Militants claim bombing of NNPC crude & gas pipelines

*Personnel of the Nigerian army deployed to the area.

*Personnel of the Nigerian army deployed to the area.

27 May 2016, Lagos — The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has attacked Nigeria’s oil installations again.

Barely one day after crippling operations at Chevron’s Escravo’s oil terminal, the militants claim they have struck again, blowing up a major crude and gas pipeline operated by Nigerian National Petroleum Company.

The group said the attack was carried out near Warri, the commercial capital of Nigeria’s Delta state.

On the Twitter handle, the attackers taunted the Nigerian government saying they carried out this sabotage despite the presence of Nigerian soldiers.

“At 11:45pm on Thursday @NDAvengers blew up other NNPC Gas and Crude trunkline close to Warri,” the group said on its Twitter feed.

There has been no independent confirmation of the incident and the NNPC is yet to react.

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