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Militants reportedly blow up NPDC pipeline

On Sunday morning, November 27, 2016, suspected militants have reportedly blown up the NPDC pipeline in Delta State.

 

According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, the suspected militants blew up the pipeline operated by the NPDC in Delta State.

It was also reported that the Ughelli South council chairman, Mr Paul Etaga confirmed the incident saying the pipeline popularly known as Abura line, was attacked at about 7:30am on Sunday morning.

Etaga also said the inferno from the blast has been curtailed by fire fighters drafted from the Otor-ogun Gas plant in Ughelli South.

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The attacked pipeline site was visited by Etaga in company of the Commanding Officer 222 battalion, Agbaraha-Otor, Lt. Col U. S Abdulsalam, the Ughelli South Division Police Officer, Oghenedoro Samuel and heads of other security agencies.

“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,” he said.

However no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has consistently carried out attacks on oil pipelines belonging to NPDC.

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