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NSCDC Agency arrests suspect over another Agip pipeline bombing

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in a swift reaction arrested a suspect who was allegedly involved in the criminal activity.

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A crude oil pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company which is located at Ikienghenbiri community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, was bombed by some angry youths.

Reports say a power tussle between two contractors in the area was what led to the destruction of the facility.

However, men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in a swift reaction arrested a suspect who was allegedly involved in the criminal activity.

Punch reports that the NSCDC commandant for Bayelsa state, Mr. Desmond Agu said:

“At about 0300 hours, a gang of armed youths allegedly led by one Suoyou, Iyelawei and Fyneboy, all of Ikienghenbiri community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, vandalised a pipeline along the Azuzuama area of the Tebidaba-Brass pipeline with dynamites and ignited fire on the line.

“Through community help, we were able to arrest one of the suspects and identify some of the fleeing suspects. There was a lot of community collaboration. And we are grateful to the community because they don’t like what the armed youth are doing.”

Some suspected militants also bombed a gas pipeline located at Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State, belonging to Agip on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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