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Niger Delta Agip gas pipeline bombed by suspected militants

The gas pipeline is located at Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State

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(Leadership)

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has suffered a setback in its Niger Delta gas operations.

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

A source ,who spoke to Leadership about the development, said “Agip awarded the contract for security surveillance and repairs of the pipeline in case of a breach to a contractor from the community.

“So, the contractor enjoys dual contract of protecting the pipeline and also repairing it whenever there is a leakage. But it is baffling how the pipeline increasingly comes under attack.”

A former leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante, Ateke Tom, has also called on the Federal Government to prosecute anyone found guilty of destroying oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

Meanwhile, the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) has told the Federal Government to address the issue of unequal allocation of oil blocs in the Niger Delta, or face more trouble in the region.

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