The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta area, Nigeria early Saturday attacked a crude oil pipeline operated by Shell and Chevron, in an operation the militants said, tagged a ‘warning strike’
MEND said the “warning strike (was) carried out by five boats involving thirty five … fighters armed with assault rifles, rocket launchers and heavy calibre machine guns … at about 0200Hrs today… on a major Shell/Chevron crude pipeline in southern Rivers State.”
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta claimed the attack in an e-mail statement, like its previous strikes.
MEND had on October 25 announced an indefinite ceasefire in response to a government amnesty programme for militants in the restive oil region to lay down their arms. (more…)