Saturday, 20 August 2016

New militant group claims responsibility for pipelines attack

Two Nigerian state-owned oil pipelines were blown up in the delta region Friday in attacks blamed on the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group, a local security official said Saturday.

 “The attacks targeted two pipelines located in the same zone,” an official for the Department of State Security (DSS) told AFP. “Both belonged to the
NPDC (Nigerian Petroleum Development Company) and we believe this attack to be due to militant.

Also on Friday, a newly emerged armed group calling itself the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) claimed responsibility for an attack the same day in Udu State.

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