July 24, 2016 / 11:52 PM / a year ago

Niger Delta Avengers say they blew up NNPC's pipeline at Nsit-Ibom

(Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers claimed responsibility for a pipeline explosion on Sunday at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state.

The group said in a statement on their website that they blew up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's gas pipeline at Nsit-Ibom on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. (bit.ly/2aEvTcm).

Reporting by Parikshit Mishra; Editing by Mary Milliken

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