Niger Delta militants attack four oil facilities

Niger Delta militants attack four oil facilities

Chrisantus Obi-Ezechukwu

Following Wednesday’s attack on a major valve at Okan in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Chevron Corporation yesterday said it had shut down about 90,000 barrels a day of its output.

This came as a group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), which claimed responsibility for the Okan attack, yesterday said it had sabotaged three additional platforms located in Makaraba, Otunana and Abiteye.

It was gathered that the economic implication of the attack indicated that nation’s oil production had hit its lowest ebb in 20 years occasioned by the recurring attacks on oil facilities by Niger Delta militants.

Though the latest attacks were carried out on Thursday night, Chevron yesterday denied the claim. It was also gathered that security forces had initially repelled another attempt by the militants to sabotage the Dibi, Olero and Opuekeba platforms.

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