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Nigerian Oil Militants Claim 5 Attacks in Blow to Cease-Fire

  • Two Chevron wells, state-oil pipelines targeted, group says
  • Country’s oil output in May was lowest in almost 30 years: IEA
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Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group operating in Nigeria’s southern oil-producing region, said it attacked five crude-pumping facilities overnight Sunday, dealing a blow to the government’s effort to enforce a cease-fire.

The targets included Chevron Corp.’s oil wells 7 and 8 and three trunk lines belonging to Nigerian Petroleum Development Corp., the exploration unit of the state oil company, according to tweets from an account claiming to represent the militants. The Twitter account hasn’t been verified.