Vandalism: Niger Delta Avengers ‘blow up’ Bonny export line

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), a militant group, says its men have blown up the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line in Port Harcourt.

According to a statement released on the NDA website on Saturday by Mudoch Agbinibo, its spokesperson, the attack was executed at about 8:40pm on Friday night.

“On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team at 20:40PM hours time has brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line,” read the statement.

“This action is a signature to the over-dramatisation of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.

“Since, the cessation of hostilities and the commitment of the PAN Niger Delta Elders and stakeholders team, the Nigerian government and her agents are turning the expectations of the Niger Delta to shameful scenes obtainable in Nollywood acts and as well intimidation, blackmails and continuous profiling of Niger Delta sons and daughters. This is only a wake up call; we may not have other way to say it better.

“We are still in favour of the dialogue and negotiations but we are warning against the peace of our time! We want the peace with honour. We will resist all actions undermining the ceasefire from side of the government and it security agents/ agencies. The world is watching, time is running against the Nigerian state.

“While we were promised that the concerns of Niger Delta will be addresses once a truce is declared, the activities of the government and her agents are not assuring enough, there has been no progress and no breakthrough. We cannot be continuously fooled, the government cannot justify the indiscriminate targeting of Niger Delta youths while glorifying on these victimization of law abiding citizens of the region.”

Bonny is Nigeria’s third largest crude oil export terminal, with a production capacity of 5.7million barrels — second only to Forcados (6,289,832 barrels) and Qua Iboe (8,520,000 barrels).

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