Plumes Of Smoke As Militants Launch Fresh Attacks On Oil Pipeline

Plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as militants strike another major crude oil pipeline, gleaned from reports.

Militants in the Niger Delta region reportedly blew up the Abura oil pipeline, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company located at Otu-Jeremi in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Punch in its report claimed the attack occurred Sunday morning about 6:40am.

“The incident occurred a kilometre near the West African biggest Otorogu Gas Plant, hosted by Otu-Jeremi, Iwhrekan and Otor-Udu communities across Ughelli South and Udu council areas of the state.

Local residents confirmed the incident”, said the report.

Firemen were said to have called in to curtail the inferno and prevent it from spreading to surrounding residential buildings.

The Abura oil pipeline is one the major trunk-lines that supplies crude to the Otu-Jeremi Flow Station and the Otorogu Gas Plant.

Paul Etaga and Lt. Col. U Abdusalam, Commander, 222 Battalion, Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Area and Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North council respectively were said to have visited the scene of the incident.

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