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Niger Delta Avengers say they will attack Nigeria’s oil sector within days

Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said on Wednesday it planned to launch attacks on the country’s oil sector in the next few days.

The group claimed responsibility for most attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta in 2016, which cut Nigeria’s crude production from a peak of 2.2 million barrels per day to near 1 million barrels per day. That was the lowest level seen in Africa’s top oil producer in at least 30 years.

“This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals,” it said in a statement on its website .

In 2016 the Niger Delta Avengers bombed the Forcados sub-sea pipeline, a strike which involved the use of divers.

Since January 2017 no substantial attacks have been carried out by any groups in the Delta, Nigeria’s southern oil production heartland.

Reuters

Attack on convoy of WFP kills 4 in Nigeria

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At least four people were killed in an attack on a convoy of World Food Program (WFP) in Nigeria’s insurgency-wracked northeast. “WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including WFP hired-trucks was the subject of an … read more