Militants Continue Bombing of Oil Installations in Delta

Making good their threat to continue to bomb oil imstallation in the Niger Delta of the country, militants bombed some oil pipelines Friday night, in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the Bombing.

Although, the details are sketchy this morning‎, but it is learned that they blew up the Abiteye flow station and Sagara to Chevron pipelines.

“Some of us are already trapped in our communities because of the bombings, the target for now may be Chevron facilities,” a worried riverside dweller said.

There are indications that Niger Delta ex militants may have resumed their militancy.

Thursday night, there was apprehension when suspected militants blew up a gas pipeline in the same Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State conveying gas from Escravos–Warri-Lagos-Abuja, property of the Nigeria Gas Company, NGC.

A riverside dweller from one of the Ijaw communities, said, “We slept with our eyes open throughout the night as bombs boomed everywhere, the attackers were exploding bombs and shooting guns indiscriminately.”

His words, “They blew up the gas pipeline from Escravos to Warri – Lagos and Abuja at three different points. They struck at Opudebubor, Okpelama and Kpokpo area, Chanomi creek and Sahara, behind Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL.”

Before that incident ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, who is wanted in a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for fraud related ofgences,had raised the alarm that some persons were planning to bomb crude oil facilities and pipelines and other facilities in the Niger Delta and attribute the havoc to him.

He cited those allegedly dissatisfied with the re-election of Governor Henry Seriake-Dickson fo Bayelsa State and urged them to desist from plan.

His words, “I want to admonish those that are still aggrieved as a result of the outcome of the election not to resort to destruction of national assets, especially crude oil facilities and pipelines and attribute it to me because of my position on the election.”

There has been no comments from the Joint Military Force (JTF), responsible for guarding oil installations in the area.

Author: News Editor

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