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Niger Delta Avengers Akwa-Ibom police debunks militants’ pipeline bombing claim

Mani said the blast was caused by a leakage in the gas pipeline, adding that some engineers came from Port-Harcourt to resolve the issue.

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The Akwa-Ibom state police commissioner, Murtala Mani has debunked claims by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) that it blew up an NNPC pipeline today, Thursday, June 16, 2016, by 4:00 am.

The militants sent out a tweet that they had blown up the pipeline which is located in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

 

Vanguard reports that Mani said the blast was caused by a leakage in the gas pipeline, adding that some engineers came from Port-Harcourt to resolve the issue.

The Akwa-Ibom state police boss also assured residents to go about their normal businesses.

Mani also told newsmen that the state is safe and there was no cause for alarm.

The  Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) commended the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) for issuing an ultimatum to some Governors in the South-East to release the Biafra agitators in police custody.

Oil prices jumped to the highest level in eight months, due to ongoing supply disruptions in Nigeria and strong Chinese oil demand data.

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