Militants claim new attack on Chevron facility in Niger Delta

A message on a Twitter feed previously used by the Niger Delta Avengers to take credit for strikes against oil facilities has purportedly claimed a new attack on a Chevron oil facility in Nigeria’s restive Delta region. There was however no immediate confirmation of the attack from residents of the area or Chevron, Reuters reports.

The militant group called Niger Delta Avengers has claimed a string of attacks in the southern region which have helped reduce Nigeria’s oil output to nearly a 20-year low. “We Warned #Chevron<here but they didn’t Listen. @NDAvengers<twitter.com/NDAvengers> just blow up the Escravos tank farm Main Electricity Feed PipeLine,” the message on the Twitter account in the name of the group said. The same account was previously used by the group to claim attacks on Chevron and Shell oil facilities.

The message was tweeted to @reuters and other foreign and local media. A Chevron spokeswoman had no immediate comment. It was not possible to get confirmation from residents after the message was issued late on Wednesday night.

 

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