Don’t Carry out Repair Works, Avengers Warn ExxonMobil – Thisday

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Sylvester Idowu in Warri and Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group claiming responsibilities for pipeline bombings in the Niger Delta, has warned ExxonMobil not to repair its vandalised Qua Iboe terminal blasted by its operatives last Monday.

The group, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, warned that if the oil major makes any attempt to repair the terminal, “something big and worst (sic) will happen”.

“We are warning ExxonMobil not to carry out any repair work on the blown pipeline; if they refuse and go ahead with any repair work something big and worst will happen”, it warned.

The Niger Delta Avengers had last Monday night claimed that it breached Qua Iboe 48” crude oil terminal, operated by ExxonMobil in Akwa Ibom State. It claimed in a statement then that the attack was carried out at about 7.30 p.m. for alleged refusal to yield to its directive not to effect repair works on any breached facility.