The last big news about the Niger Delta Avengers was that they had been blocked by the United States based micro blogging platform, Twitter.
That has however not deterred the militants who announced via their website that they had carried out two attacks, one on Chevron and the other on the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company.
Their one paragraph release read, ‘‘At 10pm Niger Delta Avengers blow up Chevron Well 10 close to Otunana flowstation. other attacks was carried out at at 11:15pm Nigerdelta Avengers blow up NPDC Manifold close to Banta and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk Lines.’‘
Twitter suspends Niger Delta Avengers account https://t.co/BKNbFB8VYA— africanews (@africanews) July 4, 2016
The activities of the Avengers have toppled Nigeria from the helm of oil production on the continent, whiles overtures to have them accept a ceasefire, seems to be far fetched over the past weeks.
They insist that they would continue with their attacks till no multinational companies are involved in the oil industry in the region. Calls and negotiations for talks have almost being impossible over the past few months since they started bombings.
They have also tasked President Buhari to visit the region and see things for himself whiles on another occasion calling for a referendum aimed at splitting Nigeria into five parts.
Meanwhile, the federal government has launched a million-dollar clean up of the polluted region, which has been left ravaged by oil spills and pollution from oil companies in the region.
The cleanup supervised by the United Nations Development program (UNDP) is largely funded by the multinational companies, whose activities have led to the pollution of water bodies, creeks and swamps in the Niger Delta region.