Southern Nigerian oil facilities hit in militant attack

A spate of attacks claimed by the Niger Delta Avengers has hit oil production in Nigeria, exacerbating a financial crisis caused by low global crude prices since mid-2014The Niger Delta Avengers militant group on Thursday said it attacked more oil infrastructure in southern Nigeria, ignoring a call for unity from President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said in an email that it hit manifolds RMP 22, 23 and 24 operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in Delta state at about 1:20 am (0020 GMT). A military officer said the attack happened in the Warri North area of Delta state, adding: “A controlled explosive device was used to carry the attack.

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