The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the new face of violent agitations in the region, issued a two-week ultimatum to owners and operators of oil blocs in the area to shut down their business operations and evacuate all their staff or face a ‘bloody’ attack, This Day Live reported.
The organization had recently claimed responsibility for destroying Nigeria’s oil platforms resulting in the shut-in of several barrels of crude, disruption in power supply and shortage of gas supply. According to Finantial Times,
NDA also attacked the Shell platform in Forcados, the Chevron Okan platform at Abiteye in Escravos, and the pipelines transporting crude oil to the Warri and the Kaduna refineries.
In an statement signed by its spokesperson,‘Col’ Mudock Agbinibo, the group also warned oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited, not to embark on the repair of the valve blown last week, or several casualties would be recorded during any confrontation.
“To owners and operators of these oil blocs in our region, the Niger Delta Avengers is giving you two weeks ultimatum to shut down your operations and evacuate your staff. If at the end of the ultimatum, you are still operating, we will blow up all the locations. It will be bloody. So just shut down your operations and leave”, the group warned.