Breaking: Militants Attack NNPC Pipelines in Delta

A new militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, is believed to have attacked oil facilities at Owhrode community, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, Friday morning.
Gunmen suspected to be members of the new militant group were said to have destroyed two oil pipes operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company at about 2 am Friday.
Local community sources confirmed the development, while a technical team of NPDC and security officials have been deployed to the area to prevent the spread of crude to other communities.
Meanwhile, the scene of the incident is few kilometres away from the venue of the one-day stakeholders’ meeting of the six coastal states of the Niger Delta, which was convened to proffer solutions to the ongoing militancy in the region.
The meeting, being held at the PTI, was convened at the instance of Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark; and it has in attendance traditional rulers and leaders of the various ethnic nationalities in the region.
Clark said the meeting would discuss the recent activities of militant groups and proffer solutions to the challenge.
Governors expected at the meeting include that of Delta, Edo, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Cross River and Bayelsa.

Author: News Editor

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