Thursday, 2 June 2016


The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), in the early hours of wednesday blew up two more oil wells operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in Delta State.

It was gathered that the incident took place before 4 am around Egbema creek in Warri North Local Government Area of the state.

The Bibi oil well RMP 23 and RMP 24, which were severely affected, are considered to be some of Chevron’s most prolific onshore oil wells in the western Niger Delta.

NDA, which had claimed responsibility for several attacks on oil installations in the wake of recent hostilities in the region, also claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter.

It described the attack as a major feat for the group to prove the federal government wrong following last Saturday’s invasion of Gbaramatu communities.
The affected oil facilities were identified as Chevron Bibi oil well RMP 23 and RMP 24.

NDA, hours after the incident tweeted: “With the heavy presence of 100 gunboats, four warships and jet bombers, NDA blew up Chevron oil well RMP 23 and RMP 24 at 3.44 am this morning.

“This is to show the whole world that the Nigeria military is good at harassing innocent civilians. 

RMP 24 and RMP 23 are the Chevron swamp highest producing wells.”

When contacted, Mr. Sola Adebawo, Manager, Communications Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria, said in an email: “Thank you for your inquiry. However, we will not comment on security matters. The safety of our people remains our number one priority.”

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