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Military foils attempted pipeline bombing

17 June 2016, 17:26

Abuja - Troops of the Joint Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, have foiled an attempted attack by vandals on the Nigerian Agip Oil Company pipeline in Bayelsa State, Punch reports.

Bombs that were planted at strategic locations underneath the pipeline was discovered by the troops before they could be detonated.

Also read: We have no affiliation with Delta Avengers - MASSOB

Nineteen suspects believed to be behind the planned attacks were arrested with illegally acquired crude oil also confiscated from their possession.

The Joint Force assured locals that they were fully committed to eradicate the vandals and to bring long lasting peace to Niger Delta.

News24 Nigeria previously reported that The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said that job creation in the oil sector was the only solution to totally eradicate the vandalism of oil installations.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

- News24 Nigeria


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