*Denies Rivers’ attack, alerts on phony Facebook account
07 July 2016, Warri — Suspected militants have blown up three Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, manifolds in Digbolo, near Dibi in Warri North Local Government of Delta State. The incident it was gathered occurred at about 11.00 pm on Wednesday.
Claiming responsibility for the attack, the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, said: “Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10 pm, our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron manifolds.”
The statement signed by its spokesperson, Brig. Gen Murdoch Agbinibo, while wishing Muslims a happy Eid Mubarak celebration, said: “The manifolds are RMP 22, 23 and 24.” The group, however, denied attack on the NNPC pipeline in Eleme, Rivers State, posted by on a Niger Delta Avengers Facebook account it described as fake.
Warning the public that it is shutting down all its social media accounts, the group said: “Niger delta Avengers is not out to mislead the public, as a result, we are closing our entire social network accounts.”
“This Facebook Account/page is an impostor page that was open by the fraudster to deceive the general public.” Speaking further, it said: “We warning any group that wants to do anything to go about their activities without tagging us (Niger Delta Avengers).
Instead, do your activities and claim responsibility.”
“Niger Delta Avengers is not out to mislead the public, as a result we are closing all our Social network accounts and will be using our websites to pass information to the general public,” it added.