Niger Delta Avengers say five attacks launched since Friday in Nigeria's southern Delta

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Posted: Jul 02, 2016 9:45 PM

LAGOS (Reuters) - The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, on Sunday said it had carried out five attacks on crude oil pipelines in Nigeria's southern oil hub since Friday.

In a series of messages on its Twitter feed, the group said it attacked a pipeline operated by state oil company NNPC on Friday night. It added that it attacked two trunk lines operated by NPDC on Saturday night, as well as two Chevron >trunk lines in the early hours of Sunday. The group said all the attacks took place in the Niger Delta.

(Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Dan Grebler)