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Militants attack Delta pipeline

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On 27 November, the Abura oil pipeline was attacked by an unidentified militant group.

The pipeline attacked is a major trunk line, which is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). It transports crude oil to the Otu-Jeremi flow station and the Otorogu gas plant.

No group has claimed responsibility for the pipeline attach as of yet. However, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandat group are suspected, as they are notorious for attacking pipelines owned and operated by NPDC.

Paul Etaga, Ughelli South Council Chairman, explained the attack and its consequences: “The incident led to a fire outbreak. Meanwhile, firefighters had quenched the inferno. We appeal to our youths and militants to desist from vandalising oil facilities. It only causes more harm to us, please … Whoever is responsible for the attack should stop. Youths and militants should know there are better ways of agitating rather than destroying your environment. If not for the fire service that acted swiftly nearby houses would have been burnt and maybe lives would have been lost too.”

He concluded by stating: “Though no arrest has been made, the security agencies are currently investigating the incident and are on the heels of the perpetrators so as to bring them to book.”

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