Notorious militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, on Friday evening, blew up the Bonny crude oil export line in Rivers State.
According to a statement issued on Saturday by its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, on the group’s website, the avengers said the attack was to protest against the “over dramatisation of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government”.
In the statement, the group said:
“On the 23rd September 2016, our strike team, at 20:40pm, brought down oil productions activities at the Bonny 48 inches crude oil Export Line.
“Since, the cessation of hostilities and the commitment of the PAN-Niger Delta elders and stakeholders team, the Nigerian government and her agents are turning the expectations of the Niger Delta to shameful scenes obtainable in Nollywood acts and as well intimidation, blackmail and continuous profiling of Niger Delta sons and daughters.
“This is only a wake-up call; we may not have another way to say it better.”
The group, which had ceased its attack on oil facilities since the Chief Edwin Clark-led dialogue team intervened to allow for a dialogue with the Federal Government, said it was still open to dialogue.
It, however, said it would only accept a peace process that comes with honour.