Activities of the faceless and economically dangerous group operating under the auspices of Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) seems to be taking a different dimension as they have warned EXXONMOBIL not to carry out any repair works on the blown pipeline or else they will extend their hostilities to its personnel.

The group also threatened that something big and worse will happen if the Oil giants goes ahead to resume repair works on the blasted pipeline while dispelling earlier reports by Exxomobil that the pipeline was not blown by any militant group.

This was contained in a statement signed by the group spokesperson, self styled Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo yesterday.

It would be recalled that contrary to the claim by Niger Delta Avengers that they have blown up an export crude pipeline owned by oil giants, ExxonMobil, the company has said none of their facilities were touched.

“At about 7:30pm the Niger Delta Avengers blow up Exxon Mobil Qua Iboe 48″ crude oil export pipeline. When will these International Oil companies (IOC) learn to listen? We (Niger Delta Avengers) said no export,”said NDA’s spokesperson Mudoch Agbinibo in a message posted to the group’s website on Monday night.

The company’s Spokesperson, Todd Spitler has however confirmed that there was no such attack on their facilities in the country.

“There were no attacks on our facilities,” he said.

However the NDA in a Press Statement yesterday titled “EXXONMOBIL STOP DECEIVING THE WORLD” reiterated its determination to continue its hostilities if the Federal Government refuse to heed their demands.

“When we published that the Que Iboe 48-inches crude oil export line was blown by us (Niger delta avengers) ExxonMobil denied it, but now ExxonMobil has admitted that the 48” pipeline we (Niger Delta Avengers) blow up is “System Anomaly.

“We are urging them to follow the path of safety by admitting it was blown but them (ExxonMobil) not admitting it to their traders/international refineries is none of our business. It will become our (Niger delta Avengers) business when ExxonMobil carry out repair work on the blown pipeline.  When that time comes it won’t be ExxonMobil declaring force Majeure but it’s going to be something worst.

“Exxonmobil and Akwa Ibom government can deny Niger Delta Avengers is not in Akwa Ibom state but we want them to know one of our elite strike team is based in Akwa Ibom State.

“We are warning Exxonmobil not to carry out any repair work on the blown pipeline if they refuse and go ahead with any repair work something big and worst will happen.

“To the traders/international refineries doing business with them, don’t let ExxonMobil deceive you that the repair work will take three to four weeks with the level of damage, it will take them (ExxonMobil) months to fixed it.

“What happened to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) crude oil export pipeline in Forcados is an example to all International Oil Companies, no repair works until the federal government heed to our demands.

“If ExxonMobil fails to listen to us (Niger Delta Avengers), your personnel are going to be our next casualties not pipelines.” The statement asserted.


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