A militant group in the Niger Delta known as the Niger Delta Avengers have blown up the Chevron Valve Platform in Delta State. According to Sahara Reporters, the militant group which has claimed responsibility for the attack, destroyed the platform using dynamite. The attack happened at about 10:40pm yesterday May 4th. The platform is a major connecting point that links numerous other oil platforms. It serves as a fulcrum to Chevron BOP the Chevron tank farm.
The explosion has reportedly halted operations of the oil company in the region.
The militant group has released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. It says the attack is aimed crippling the Nigerian economy.
“We want to pass this message to the all international oil companies operating in the Niger Delta that the Nigeria Military can’t protect their facilities. They should talk to the federal government to meet our demands else more mishaps will befall their installations. Until our demands are met, no repair works should be done at the blast site” the group added