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Niger Delta Militants allegedly bomb Shell pipeline

The SPDC facility is located at Ogidigben, Warri South West Local in Delta State.

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Militants in the oil rich Niger Delta have allegedly bombed a pipeline belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), today, Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Vanguard reports that the SPDC facility is located at Ogidigben, Warri South West Local in Delta State.

Reports say a source who disclosed the incident said “The incident occurred along the Chanomi Creek around Ogidigben area about 8.00 pm.

“Though, I cannot give you concrete details of the situation at the scene of incident for now. We got reports from our field office that a loud explosion was heard at the location, which was followed by a huge ball of fire.”

A community leader also confirmed the incident saying “My people called to tell me that there was an explosion, they blew up the manifold at Ogidigben and they are going there now to see what actually happened.”

This is coming after the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) denied reports that they are negotiating with the Federal Government.

A new militant group known as the Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, has also called on the Federal Government to allocate 60% of the oil blocs in the region to communities.

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