Militants Intensify Attacks On Oil Pipelines In Delta

Militants Intensify Attacks On Oil Pipelines In Delta

By Leadership on January 16, 2016
Crude Oil Niger Delta
File Photo: Shot in Bayelsa

Chevron Nigeria Limited and other oil companies in the riverside areas of Delta state are shutting down their operations on Saturday after another wanton destruction of oil facilities crippled a large portion of production.

It was gathered that the major crude and gas line to the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos were hit overnight by militants in the wake of Government Ekpemupolo’s face-off with the EFCC.

Although Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) denied responsibility for the earlier attack on Friday morning, source in the area and security operatives believe that he is masterminding the attacks.

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Picture of a burning oil pipeline in Delta
Picture of a burning oil pipeline in Delta

The attack started hours after an arrest order was issued on him by a Federal High Court.

It was gathered that major assets of Chevron and other indigenous oil firms in the area were hit in the overnight attacks.

It was learnt that the gas line from Olero creeks to Escravos were hit.

The main crude line from Makaraba through Otunana, Abiteye and others were also reportedly put out of operation by the hoodlums.

As at the time of this report on Saturday morning, it could not be ascertained if the fire that erupted at Odidi pipeline after Friday morning attack had been extinguished.

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