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Niger Delta Militants bomb Agip Pipeline in Delta State

by on August 1, 2016
 

Niger Militants on Sunday blew up a crude pipeline operated by Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell in Delta State.
The incident occurred at about 1:00 am near Odimodi community in Delta State, a local source confirmed.

The pipeline had been previously targeted by militants.

Precisely on the 22nd of this month, there was a failed attempt to attack the same facility, hence we were expecting that security in the area would have been tightened, but we are really disappointed that they succeeded this time,”a source said.

No group has claimed responsibility.

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group has claimed a string of attacks against the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as well as oil majors Shell, Chevron, Exxon and Eni since February.

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  • gboyegaa
    August 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

    This attack is no surprise to anybody. Everybody except the rogues that represented the government in the shady dialogue that was held with MEND knew that the government dialogue with the wrong group.
    The government said it was not going to dialogue with terrorists but went into dialogue with MEND. What a joke?
    The approach to resolving the Niger Delta issues will be to provide required amenities like schools, health services, jobs, clean the environment to allow farming and fishing which is the major livelihood of the Niger Deltans living in the affected areas. When these amenities are provided, the militants will melt away as the locals will defend the sustenance of what would have been provided and whatever are still to come.
    Trying to appease one militant group will run others crazy and appeasing all of them will create new ones. Definitely, the present approach by the government is one that only satisfies those that have hidden negative agenda and not the true peace and development that is needed in the area.

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