Niger Delta Militants bomb oil pipeline in Warri

The pipeline explosion occurred in Warri on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and is the second attack in one week.

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Niger Delta militants have bombed an oil pipeline in Warri, Delta State, incoming reports say.

The explosion occurred on Tuesday, November 8, and is the second attack in one week, according to AFP.

“The line which was undergoing repair after the previous attack … was billed for commissioning either today or tomorrow,” Chairman of Batan community, Dickson Ogugu told AFP.

“The hoodlums after chasing them from the spot came down from their speedboat, planted dynamite on swamp boogie, barge, crane and on the line.

“Unfortunately, only the dynamite on the barge exploded and immediately sank into the water. As I speak to you, the military are at the scene of the incident trying to dismantle the other dynamites,” he added.

The attack has reportedly been confirmed by an army officer who chose to remain anonymous.

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The Nigerian government had earlier attempted to negotiate with the militants but the talks apparently broke down leading to fresh pipeline attacks in the troubled region.

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