A new militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has struck the Afiesere-Ekiugbo delivery line.
The oil pipeline is operated by NNPC at Ughelli, Delta state.
It is not certain whether the hit was what affected the drop in power generation across the country.
Recall that PHCN had reported that 10 of her power plants were crippled oved the weekend.
The incident drastically reduced power supply to a paltry 2,555.7 megawatts.
According to a statement released by General Aldo Agbalaja, the group said: “Our Opudo strike team, struck the Afiesere – Ekiugbo delivery line in Ughelli.
“The Operation Crocodile Tears is not slowing down, but determined to achieve target.
“This is to once again emphasize our earlier revelation that the so-called Operation Crocodile Smile is nothing but a scam.
“Were it a serious endeavor, the half-baked operation would have at least been reaping marginal results.
“This is to you, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, let you crocodile continue to smile, your time of reckoning is at hand.
“By the time the smiling crocodile finally sinks, you will see its tears.
“Under your nose, the very task of guarding oil assets will fail because you are both insincere and incompetent.
“The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is just starting. You are yet to see what we are about to do.”
Then General Aldo turned to oil companies in the region and said, “We have observed that you have placed your trust in the Nigerian armed forces.
“Our words for you are few: keep at it and wait for your rewards, which have almost come upon you.
“We vow to uproot every asset and facility you think you have secured with soldiers and their guns.
“Shorelines, First Hydrocarbon, NPDC, Seplat, Total E&P, Shell, Agip, Saipem, Mobil and co wait for us, we are just coming out for you,” Aldo said.