Ogun - Suspected militants have blown up a gas pipeline at Ogijo community in Ogun state.
Residents of the community said some men who disguised as officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), came into their community on Tuesday July 12th pretending to carry out repairs on the gas pipeline. After they left, a loud explosion was heard from the gas pipeline later at night, causing members of the community to run for safety.
The affected pipeline is said to serve an 11.4 distribution line for some companies in Ikorodu, Lagos state.
Commenting on the attack, the divisional police officer (DPO) of Ogijo police station, Mohammed Tijani, said investigation into the attack is ongoing.
This is happening two days after Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) blew up the Qua Iboe crude oil terminal operated by ExxonMobil according to News24.
Security sources early this morning said that the militants stormed the terminal at about 7.30 p.m and bombed the terminal with dynamites.
Qua Iboe is Nigeria’s largest crude oil stream and exports usually more than 300 000 barrels per day.
- News 24