The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have claimed responsibility for a pipeline explosion in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state.
The militant group, which has been responsible for a number of attacks this year, said they had blow up one of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) gas pipelines at Nsit-Ibom.
Earlier this month it was reported the Nigerian Government is talking to militants in the Niger Delta in a bid to end the wave of attacks on oil and gas faciltieis.
The move comes after ongoing attacks have cut oil production by 700,000 barrels a day.
But the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said it was not aware of any talks.
It said there would be no dialogue without involving the international community.