Chevron Hit In Double Terrorist Attack

Published at 11:18AM - 01/06/16

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have launched further attacks on two Chevron oil wells, in the Niger Delta State. According to a statement by the group published on Twitter this morning, “NDA blew up Chevron oil well 23 and 24 at 3:44 am this morning”.

 

Meanwhile, another Niger Delta militant group called Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) has claimed responsibility for an attack in the Anambra State, where at least eight soldiers were killed.

“It may sound doubtful, but we want to tell Nigerians that we are not limited to the Niger Delta region. This is a warning to the Nigerian government that no amount of security threat will deter us. More attacks will still take place”, General Ben, a representative of CML, said in a statement.

Chevron Hit In Double Terrorist Attack

According to the CML, its members have been working together with the NDA to affect Nigeria’s economy. “We will touch the soul of the economy of this nation. We are not interested in resources, but sovereignty”, General Ben stated.

Since the beginning of this year, the NDA have launched several attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria. Only last week, the group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Chevron gas pipeline while the company’s Makaraba crude oil line was also attacked, on the offshore Okan manifold.

 

This follows a string of attacks on the US company’s facilities in the Niger Delta, which have already resulted in the loss of over 40,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd).

Attacks Affect OPEC’s Figures

In the meantime, several months of attacks by the militants have severely affected production in what used to be Africa’s largest producer of crude oil. According to analysts, exports from Nigeria have declined from 2.2 million bpd to 990,000 bpd.

This was also made a mark on OPEC’s (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) production, which suffered a downfall from a near record high over the month of May, as a result of the attacks on the Nigerian oil industry.