Posted by News Express | 3 June 2016 | 2,148 times
The Bayelsa Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Friday confirmed attacks on crude oil pipelines operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Bayelsa.
Niger Delta Avengers had claimed responsibility for the incident in a message from the group’s twitter handle on Thursday. Mr Desmond Agu, Commandant of NSCDC in Bayelsa confirmed the attack on Agip’s Ogboinbiri-Tebidaba and Clough Creek-Tebidaba crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa in a telephone interview. “The pipelines located within Agip’s oil fields were attacked, we got the reports that the pipeline was attacked when it has been shut down, so there is no loss of crude or leak.
“We have dispatched our men and we have intensified patrols in the area, we are working round the clock to protect critical infrastructure in Bayelsa,” Agu said. Eni, parent company of NAOC have yet to respond to an email requesting its reaction. Col. Isa Ado, spokesman for the Joint Military Force deployed to protect oil facility in the Niger Delta declined to comment on the development.
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