Workers Will Be Attacked if You Repair Damaged Pipeline, NDA Warns ExxonMobil

For denying that its oil pipelines were attacked by the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, workers of the multi oil company, ExxonMobil will henceforth be a target of attack, the Avengers warned Saturday.
ExxonMobil had last Monday, denied that the company’s Que Iboe 48-inch Crude Oil Export Pipeline was attacked though admitted its export had degenerated.
The militant group threatened to target the company’s workers instead of blowing up its facilities, if the company dates to carry out repair of the attacked pipelines.
The Militant group and ExxonMobil row started on Tuesday, after the militant group claimed to have bombed the company’s 48-inch crude export line in Akwa Ibom state.
But the company in a statement by its spokesperson, Todd Spitler, said: “There was no attack on our facilities.”
Brig Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, the Militant Spokesman said: “ExxonMobil can deny and fool the general public about their Export Pipeline blown up. How long can they lie to their investors? Just in matter of days, the whole world will see the truth. Qua Iboe 48” crude oil export pipeline is down so said the Avengers.”
ExxonMobil further refuted the claim on Friday, describing what happened as a “system anomaly’
Responding to the second denial of the attack by the company, Avengers, in a statement, entitled, “ExxonMobil, stop deceiving the world,” the avengers said: “When we published that the Qua Iboe 48-inch crude oil export line was blown by us , ExxonMobil denied it, but now ExxonMobil has admitted that the 48” pipeline that Niger Delta Avengers blew up is “System Anomaly.
“We urged them to follow the path of safety by admitting it that was blown, but ExxonMobil not admitting it to their traders/international refineries is none of our business. It will become our business when ExxonMobil carries out repair work on the blown pipeline.
“When that time comes, it will not be ExxonMobil declaring force majeure, but it is going to be something worse”
The militant group added: “ExxonMobil and Akwa Ibom government can deny Niger Delta Avengers is not in Akwa Ibom state but we want them to know that one of our elite strike teams is based in Akwa Ibom state.
“We are warning ExxonMobil not to carry out any repair work on the blown pipeline, if they refuse and go ahead with any repair work, something big and worse will happen.
“To the traders/international refineries doing business with them, do not let ExxonMobil deceive you that the repair work will take three to four weeks, with the level of damage. it will take them (ExxonMobil) months to fix it.
“What happened to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) crude oil export pipeline in Forcados is an example to all International Oil Companies, IOCs, no repair works until the federal government heed to our demands.
“If ExxonMobil fails to listen to us (Niger Delta Avengers), your personnel are going to be our next casualties, not pipelines.”

Author: News Editor

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