Niger Delta Avengers have said they have blown up a Chevron Escravos export pipeline at Escravos offshore. The militants carried out the attack during early hours of Tuesday, according to them, to warn IOC’s to stop repairs on the pipelines.
"Today at about 3:45am our strike team 06 took down Chevron Escravos export pipeline at Escravos offshore. This action is to further warn all IOCs’ that when we warn that there should be no repairs pending negotiation/dialogue with the people of the Niger Delta, it means there should be no repairs.
Any attempt to use dialogue to distract us so as to allow the free flow of our oil will halt the dialogue process," the militants said in a statement.