The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has claimed three new attacks in the Niger Delta region.
Early on Friday, the group said through its Twitter account that it had blown up a pipeline in Bayelsa State owned by Italy’s ENI, hours after attacks on another ENI pipeline as well as one belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC).
The group said on a Twitter account it uses to claim attacks that it has blown up the Brass to Tebidaba crude oil line in Bayelsa.
The pipeline is used to transport Brass River crude, which was placed under force majeure after an attack in May, to an export terminal.
Hours earlier, the group said it blew up the Ogboinbiri-Tebidaba and Clough creek-Tebidaba pipelines in Bayelsa and a Shell forcados export pipeline.
That grade has been under force majeure since an attack on a sub-sea pipeline in February.
ENI has not confirmed or denied the attacks, but a spokesman for the SPDC, which operates the forcados line, says the company is “investigating reports of an attack on its pipeline in the western Niger Delta.