A Niger Delta militant group operating under the aegis of Urhobo Gbagbako on Thursday, April 2, 2015 blew up pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC at Ighrenene, Afiesere and Ekiugbo communities of Delta State.
The spokesperson, Priest Omodjuvwu, said they decided to blow up the oil pipeline following the continued neglect of the Urhobo militants in the pipelines protection contracts offered to ex-militants from other ethnic groups.
He added that they destroyed the pipeline in their bid to attract the attention of the government to their plight and be included in the pipeline protection contracts.
In an alleged email sent to some journalists, the group said they have fully resumed attacks on pipelines.
The message said, “We have now resumed attack on the NPDC pipeline facilities on a massive scale, which scale of bombings shall be unprecedented.”