Thursday, 5 May 2016
Niger Delta Avengers Claims To Have Blown Chevron Platform; Threatens To 'Take The Fight To Abuja and Lagos'
True to their threat a while ago, at about 22:40 hours on Wednesday, 4th May, 2016, the Niger Delta Avengers claims to have blown up a Chevron valve platform at Abiteye, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, South-South Nigeria. This platform is said to be the most significant platform for chevron because it’s the main connecting point where all other platforms linked up and it’s a fulcrum to chevron BOP and the Chevron Tank farm. With the valve platform blown all chevron activities are now halted.
In a press release sgned by one Col. Madoch Agbiniboby, the group went further to say :
''This is what we promised the Nigeria Government that since they refuse to listen to us we are going to zero the economy of the country''.
''As for zeroing the Nigeria economy we the Niger delta avengers is done with delta state major oil installations. Now we are taking the fight out of the creeks to the Niger Delta. We are taking it to Abuja and Lagos now''.
''We want to pass this message to the all international oil companies operating in the Niger Delta that the Nigeria Military cant protect you facilities. They should talk to the federal government to meet our demands else more mishaps will befall their installations''.
And to the Military we are the masters of the creek and its time for you to admit you don’t understand the terrain. Making it impossible for the Nigeria military to stop the activities of the Niger Delta avengers.
Not until, our demands are met no repair works should be done at the blast site. Whoever that is going there for any repair work will be doing that at their detriment.
The high command of the Niger Delta Avengers wants to use this medium to thank strike team 6 for successfully blowing up of the chevron valve platform. And we are ready to protect the Niger Delta people.
Col. Madoch Agbinibo