Niger Delta Avengers, on Tuesday announced a fresh attack on three crude oil pipeline in Bayelsa State.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Mudock Agbiniho, the group said the pipelines operated by Agip, Oando and Shell were blown up at about 11.45pm by its Elite Strike team.
Warning that there are dangerous days ahead, the group said it is determined to continue the war, until Federal Government decides to commence genuine negotiations on how to resolve the crises bedeviling the region.
Stressing that it was not against peace but desired “peace that comes with honour,” the separatist group said, “Nigerian government needs our cooperation more than we need the government.”
The statement reads, “At about 11:45pm on November 15, 2016, our Elite Strike Team 03 struck Nembe 1, 2 and 3 truck line operated by Agip, Oando and Shell with supply capacity of 300,000 barrel per day to Bonny export terminal in Bayelsa state.
“This is in response to the so-called ‘Operations Sharkbite’, an art of terrorism commissioned by the tyranny of the Nigerian Navy establishment and orchestrated by some elements of the ruling political class to continuously undermine any effort by the Nigerian state to address the legitimate demands of the people of the Niger Delta, and a conspiracy to bloat the accounts of some security contractors and conflict merchants within the party structure of the APC.
“We are only reiterating our strong resolve that, time is running against the Nigerian government, that there is doom ahead. The Nigerian government needs our cooperation more than we need the government.
“We are determined to continue this war by all means necessary, until that environment prevails for a genuine dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the sixteen point key demands presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by PANDEF on the 1st of November 2016.
“We want the peace with honour, we don’t want the peace of our time. Since that moment military was drafted into the Niger Delta as an instrument of suppression to our fatherland against all peaceful protest and legitimate demands the fear had gone. The message is getting stronger with more messengers.”
The militant group had yesterday said the Federal Government should be blamed for its renewed attacks on oil facilities in the region.