The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has claimed three new attacks on Nigeria’s battered oil infrastructure, promising to drag production down to “zero”. The attacks are the latest in a Delta region situation that a major local youth group said is “rapidly deteriorating and getting out of control,” putting intense pressure on Nigeria’s stretched finances. Early on Friday, the group said via its Twitter account it had blown up a pipeline in Nigeria’s Bayelsa state owned by Italy’s ENI, hours after attacks on another ENI pipeline as well as one belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). “At about 3:30am our (@NDAvengers) strike team blew up the Brass to Tebidaba Crude oil line in Bayelsa,” the group said on a Twitter feed it uses to claim attacks. In a statement it said its attacks had brought Nigeria’s oil production to just 800,000 barrels per day (bpd), […]