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Niger Delta Avengers Militants claim to have blown up Chevron Oil Pump

The Nigerian Military has insisted that it would hold no peace talks with the militants until the leaders of the deadly organisation is uncovered.

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The deadly Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for blowing up a Chevron Oil well in Warri, Delta State despite the heavy presence of the Nigerian military.

In a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the militants celebrated the attack on the oil well saying despite the heavy security presence attacks on oil facilities has continued.

In one of the tweets, the militants wrote, "With the heavy presence of 100 Gunboats, 4 Warships and Jet Bombers NDA blew up Chevron Oil Well RMP 23 and RMP 24 3:44am this Morning."

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It should be noted that the Nigerian Military has insisted that it would hold no peace talks with the militants until the leaders of the deadly organisation is uncovered.

 

The Niger Delta Avengers have been blowing up oil facilities in Delta and Bayelsa States for many weeks with the damage greatly affecting the Nigerian oil production per day.

 

According to the military, the production of oil per barrel has depreciated from 2.2trillion to 1.1trillion per day as a result of the activities of the militants.

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