Asaba - Unknown gunmen suspected to be militants, on Sunday blew up a pipeline in Delta State.
The pipeline is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Delta State.
The trunkline was reportedly bombed on Sunday morning about 6:40am by the militants causing a serious fire outbreak in the area, reports Punch.
The incident occurred a kilometre near the West African biggest Otorogu Gas Plant, hosted by Otu-Jeremi, Iwhrekan and Otor-Udu communities across Ughelli South and Udu council areas of the state.
The attack was confirmed to Vanguard by the Ughelli South council Chairman, Paul Etaga.
Etaga who 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 in the area visited the scene of the blast, said that the inferno from the blast has been curtailed by fire fighters drafted from the Otor-ogun Gas plant in Ughelli South.
Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, an upland militant group has consistently carried out attacks on oil pipelines belonging to NPDC.
- News 24