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.