The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate blew up the Afiesere – Ekiugbo delivery line, a major crude oil shoreline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Ughelli, Delta State. The spokesman for the militant group, Aldo Agbalaja, claimed responsibility for the attack, Punch reported.
Furthermore, the group also destroyed three other delivery lines, including NPDC’s major trunk line that takes oil from Isoko to the Eriemu Manifold in Urhobo land, and the company’s delivery line in Udu Local Government Area of the state, according to New Telegraph.
The group said that global oil and gas firms had failed in their corporate responsibility to their host communities and therefore should be prepared for disruption of their operations and production.
This new attack comes as the Nigerian government struggles to address drawback from continued disruptions in oil production. These attacks, combined with relatively low crude oil prices, have had a significant effect on Nigeria’s economy as the oil sector provides 70% of government revenue and 95% of export revenue.