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Niger Delta Avengers, the new militant group that has launched multiple attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta region, has carried out its third consecutive attacks on oil facilities in the region.

The group announced its latest assault on Saturday morning, saying it blew up Nembe 1, 2 and 3 gas and crude trunk line that linked Brass and Bonny. The pipelines belonged to Agip and Shell Corporation.

The Avengers announced the attack via its Twitter handle Saturday morning.

At About 2:15am on Saturday the @NDAvengers blow up Nembe 1, 2 and 3 Brass to Bonny Trunk Line belonging to Agip and Shell,” the group tweeted.

The group also reiterated its threat to carry out an activity that will shock the world.

“Something big is about to happen,” the militants tweeted in a follow-up tweet.

The Avengers has launched several attacks on oil and gas infrastructure since February 2016, demanding a sovereign nation of the Niger Delta people. The group said it’s aim is to cripple Nigeria’s economy while demanding the secession of the Niger-Delta region.

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