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Militants blow up Nigerian oil pipeline

Militants blow up Nigerian oil pipeline


A new armed group has said it blew up a major Nigerian oil pipeline and threatened more attacks.

The previously unknown Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate’s statement came as protesters continued to block the entrance to a Chevron oil depot in the restive southern region for a third day.

The blown up pipeline belongs to state oil firm NNPC and local firm Shoreline Natural Resources in Delta state.

The group warned that the attack was only a taste of its activities to come and urged multinational companies “to evacuate their personnel”

The government last week resumed payments of allowances to former fighters under an amnesty scheme.