Barely twenty-four hours after the federal government issued a two-week ceasefire talks with the violent Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group has blown up another Chevron oil well, saying they were not ready to dialogue with the federal government.

The facility identified as Dibi Flow Station, is operated by Chevron around Usor village in Warri North local government area of Delta State.

Local residents told our correspondent that the incident occurred about 1:00am on Wednesday.

A prominent activist from the area, Comrade Graham Abulu, confirmed the incident when contacted. He said very loud explosions were heard, a situation that caused panic among residents of the area.

Another source from the area who did not want his name mentioned, told our correspondent that the flow station went up in flames immediately following the attack.

A senior military officer also confirmed the development. The source said a technical team has already been dispatched to the spot of the incident to assess the damage.

He could not however confirm the claim that the facility had been on fire.

The Niger Delta Avengers, which claimed responsibility for the previous attacks, also claimed responsibility on their twitter handle, @NDAvengers.

When contacted, Assistant Director, Public Relations, 4 Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army, Benin, Captain Jonah Unuakhalu, said he was not aware of the incident but promised to confirm and get back to our correspondent.

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