Niger Delta militants blow up another pipeline in Warri

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New militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, on Friday revealed that it had blown up another pipeline. 
The damaged pipeline is a gas and crude trunkline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). 
According to the group on its Twitter handle, the trunkline was blown up on Thursday at 11:45pm
It said this was despite the presence of soldiers at the facility. 
It tweeted: “At 11:45pm on Thursday @ NDAvengers blew up another NNPC gas and crude trunkline close to Warri. Pipeline that was heavily guarded by Military.” 
The group described the recent invitation for a stakeholders meeting for the Niger Delta as an insult. 
It said what the zone is demanding is a Sovereign State and not pipeline contracts. 
It tweeted: “The Niger Delta stakeholder’s meeting is an insult to the people of Niger Delta. What we need is a Sovereign State not pipeline Contracts.” 
The Niger Delta Avengers warned of further attacks in the series of tweets. 
It said: “To the IOC’s, Indigenous Oil Companies and Nigeria Military. Watch out something big is about to happen and it will shock the whole world.” 
It added that following the attacks successfully carried out so far, it had promoted some of its “soldiers”. 
It tweeted: “The @NDAvengers high Command has rewarded some brave and courageous Soldiers of Avengers have been promoted to the rank of a Brigadier General.” 
The Niger Delta Avengers had on Thursday also blown up a pipeline belonging to Chevron.
The latest attacks by the Niger Delta militants are expected to further dip the revenue earnings of the country and worsen the electricity generation and supply.

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