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Niger Delta militants threaten attacks

ABUJA, January 17, 2018 – The Niger Delta Avengers announced Wednesday that a new round of attacks against oil installations in Nigeria would begin in days. 


“This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals,” the group wrote in a statement on its website. “We mean it when we say they (the oil installations) shall dance to the sound of the fury of the Niger Delta Avengers.”

In November 2017, the group had announced an end to the August 2016 ceasefire that halted its “Operation Red Economy” campaign. Over the several months of the “Operation Red Economy” campaign, militants attacked oil facilities of Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil, lowering Nigeria’s oil production to 1.4 million bopd in May 2016.

In response, the Nigerian government has been holding negotiations with the Pan-Nigeria Delta Forum. Following the November threat, the government released plans for development of the Niger Delta region, including modular refineries, an increased budgetary allotment for the Niger Delta Ministry and the Niger Delta Development Commission, the startup of the Maritime University and beginning the Ogoni cleanup.

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