Niger Delta militants reportedly blew up an oil pipeline in Warri, Delta State, the second attack within a week, AFP reported.
The agency quoted a community leader and military officer for its story.
“The line which was undergoing repair after the previous attack … was billed for commissioning either today or tomorrow,” Dickson Ogugu, chairman of Batan community, was quoted as saying.
He said four surveillance guards deployed to protect the Trans Forcados export line narrowly escaped death after the militants opened fire on them.
“The hoodlums after chasing them from the spot came down from their speedboat, planted dynamite on swamp boogie, barge, crane and on the line,” he said.
“Unfortunately, only the dynamite on the barge exploded and immediately sank into the water. As I speak to you, the military are at the scene of the incident trying to dismantle the other dynamites.”
The militants has remained defiant despite a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and representatives of militant groups on how to resolve the Niger delta crisis.