The group's spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja, said in a statement that the attack which took place around 1:AM on Tuesday is under NDGJM's "Operation Crocodile Tears," a counter excersise of Nigerian Army's "Operation Crocodile Smiles."
"As a mark of our faith to totally grounding the Nigerian oil economy, the gallant “Opudo” strike forces brought down the Afiesere- Iwhrenene major delivery line in Ughelli North, leading to the UPS/UQCC operated by NPDC/SHORELINES at about 1am today 13th september 2016.
"The Niger Delta is not a conquered territory and our people have never succumbed to intimidation before, rather we match force with the oppressor’s brutality.
"The Nigerian government should already know that the people of this part are not fools, who will not be able to see when they are being treated with disdain."
Referring to people living close to oil pipelines in Niger Delta communities, Agablaja said:
"For the last time, leave these areas if you live around them and if you love your lives."