Niger Delta Avengers bomb NNPC trunkline, slam Kachikwu

The facility was blown up at 11:45pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

 

The facility belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was blown up at 11:45pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

This was revealed by the militants on their Twitter timeline today, Friday, May 27, 2016.

This is coming after a meeting between the Federal Government and major stakeholders in the Niger-Delta.

The minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, after the meeting, told newsmen that the responsibility for securing oil pipelines will be handed over to the indigenesof the host communities where the facilities are located.

The militants also slammed Kachikwu over the comments, saying it is an insult.

They also warned oil companies and the Nigerian military to stay alert, because something big is about to happen.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier accused Ibe Kachikwu of giving $10m bribe to representatives of the Niger Delta Avengers.

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