Niger Delta Militants Bomb Agip, Aiteo 600,000bpd Facility

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Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

Still sticking with their renewed vow to cripple oil and gas-related activities in the region, Niger Delta militants on Saturday shifted their focus to oil-rich Bayelsa State, bombing two facilities belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company and Aiteo.

THISDAY learnt that the attack which happened earlier today was massive as the facility affected has the capacity to produce over 600,000 barrels per day. The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the new face of militancy in the region, has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

The Bayelsa state government as well as the commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Desmond Agu have confirmed the incident.

Details later