Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have taken responsibility on the bomb blast that rocked Akwa Ibom state in the early hours of July 24, Sunday.
According to the group, blowing off a gas pipe line in Nsit Ibom was a way of declaring their presence in the state. However, the police blamed the explosion on a technical failure.
The sound of the last that occurred at about 11.30 pm on Sunday, was followed by a huge flame that brighten that whole state.
The scare was so obvious that some people were at the verge of leaving their houses for dear lives if not for the fact that the fire commenced reducing after about one hour.
Watch below an alleged video footage of a bombed gas pipeline in Akwa-Ibom by Niger Delta Avengers.
The video was made available on social media by an Akwa-Ibom group, Ibommobile News.
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has announced on July 25, Monday, that the military would not hesitate to use force against militants in the Niger Delta if they refuse to accept peace efforts.
The Avengers have regularly denied being in peace negotiations with the government.