As militants step up their attacks on oil company installations in the Niger Delta, they have threatened to sink tankers serving the oil and gas industry.
The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said in a statement that if need be, they may review their earlier stance of not taking lives.
The militants have stepped up their attacks on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta in recent months and warned oil companies not to repair pipelines or oil and gas facilities that they attack. In possible stepping up of action the group is now also threatening shipping in the region.
“The NDA high command is restating our commitment to attack the interest of oil corporation and international refineries operators that bring in vessels to the Niger delta territory to buy our oil that every successive government have refused to use and reapply the proceeds towards any development in the region since 1958.
“If they refuse be heed to our advice will result to sinking of two their mother vessel as an examples to others,” the group warned on a message posted on its website.
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