There were indications on Tuesday evening that militants operating in the Niger Delta may have again blown up a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw local government area, Bayelsa State.
It would be more than a dozen times that the oil and gas facilities belonging to the Italian Oil giant would be breached this year alone.
The fresh attack by gunmen, it was learnt, occurred on the pipeline about 48 hours ago, which raised questions within the community as to why security agencies saddled with the responsibility of protecting oil installations had been unable to stop the frequent breaches.
Suspected ex-militants also recently attacked a pipeline carrying crude, located at Brass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa State, spilling the substance into the environment.
During the latest attack, the gunmen reportedly stormed the community at about 9:00pm, traced the pipeline and ruptured it at a point it was previously repaired after the last attack.
While some sources said dynamites were used to blow the pipeline, others said the gunmen deployed other mechanical devices to rupture the line along the axis.
The pipeline said to be a major gas supply facility in the country, reportedly crosses Tumor community in Bomadi, Delta State; Ogbuasiri in Ekeremor and Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa State.
“Agip awarded the contract for security surveillance and repairs of the pipeline in case of a breach to a contractor from the community.
“So, the contractor enjoys dual contract of protecting the pipeline and also repairing it whenever there is a leakage. But it is baffling how the pipeline increasingly comes under attack’’, a source said.
He added that the facility, “ is a major pipeline because it supplies gas for domestic consumption’’, noting that ‘’Agip has spent a lot of money fixing it.”
While the pipeline is said to be relatively safe in other communities, it has continued to be incessantly attacked at the Southern Ijaw community, the source noted.
Well, blame Fashola for darkness and cheer on rebelstan!
Oboyeee,like play like play these guyz dey progress o. No more military approach,this is democracy dispensation.
Vandalization here and there…who gains? Pipeline destruction..no gas to power Turbines…no electricity and at the end common people suffer. Sometimes we turn around and blame government for not providing basic services; while some selfish group takes pleasure in destroying National assets…sometimes the same ‘suffering’ public claps hand encouraging such destruction.
My brother go to not east n see d level of human , national n private properties that has been destroyed, u will lack something to say.Anyway it’s not encouraging but I think d government should negotiate with them than using military or force.
SOUTH SOUTH IS AT THE RECEIVING END NOT THE NORTHERN REGION. EACH TIME U DESTROY A PIPELINE UR RIVER GET POLLUTED, UR SOIL BECOME INFERTILE MORE AND MORE. BLAME IT ON WHO?
Pls ur Margots should leave us to to bomb our side while u bomb urs, for goodness sake why re u idiots crying more than d berief? Rubbish
Anyway those oil wells should not be tagged national asset… Its wickedness and hypocrisy…. Where is fiscal federalism if we are truely practising federalism.
It’s all about change! The government should start with positive change n d citizens will also change positively. Z worster than this in d northeast.
You have no point my brother, the elders in N DELTA are not in support of the nonsense going on in their region, all 36states are passing through the hard moment that doesn’t permit anybody to destroy the natural resources in your state. IF I MAY ASK, CAN YOU DO THAT IN YOUR STATE?
Our government r not sincere to us.keep promising n failing.What will this government say z their achievements in 1year in office.Most state government that started with d federal government have embarked on so many projects.
BEAUTIFUL. LET THEM CONTINUE.
Government of scam
They are making themselves backward & portraying their bad image to the world. Now the world knows who are they . TERORRIST, KILLERS . THIEFS.
WHAT ARE U INSUNUATING?
Muslims are d terrorist, killer’s and thieves we no in the whole world.
You name even sounds like that of sheakau brother…. Pls go for holiday in sambisa….
Islam are the only terrorists we have in the world
Book haram kill people and Niger delta bomb pipeline which one better?
and people in nd drink contaminated water and die, low thinking faculty!
na militants ma broda
Keep on bombing, we are behind u guys.
get me right, if u win me in this race I will make the country ungovernable to u, wich I did, now nemesis is catching up with me. a lazy man on the street always hav a strong brothere at home that can fight for hem wen there is need. Gud boyz, pleas no innosent blood should go on this, just lighting up any fucking nnnnnnn, let them be bombing there brothers. Is just good like this.
ANTHONY EZENWATA YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED STAYING IN LAGOS SUPPORTING MILITANTS AND NOT FIGHTING IN THE CREEK WITH UR SOUTH SOUTH BROTHERS. YOU ARE OLDER THAN THEM I GUESS? LAGOS IS UR BASE AND NOT SOUTH EAST BCOS U ARE SAFE. LET THEM BOMB THE ENTIRE NATION IF THEY CAN. WITH PMB IS NOT GOING TO BE BUSINESS AS USUAL.
aboki u are an idiot for calling my name, do u thinkg am a caw like u guyz that blow up ur life for just 2000 naira, u are asking where I stay? u want to use oil money to repair ur dazerd living ur onios money, u have all the reach men in the county yet all the begers in the stret of ni9a are ur familly caws idiot.
Eze nwa and yaro please control your anger both of you are mature people, let us join hand together to make Nigeria great instead of insulting each other, their is no one good out of the 2 destroyers, one kill and 2nd destroy nig source of income. Both were terrorist.
Alabi kolawole…… please tell them oooo
Haaahaa….it’s making sense as nizooria is getting darker ….thank God I’m a Biafran
NEITHER ARE WE POOR OR STINGY IN THE NORTH. WE CAN AT LEAST AFFORD GENERATORS TO POWER OUR HOUSES. LET THE BOMBING CONTINUE.
Oh Buratai com and your nation, from Naija delta and Biafara Militet.
y is it dat d hausa’s are so concern nd angry abt dis oil in d south?if it was in d north they wll nt allow any other tribe to partake in it.
Militants cripple Nigeria economy is good for dem our government ar too selfish
Weldon boys, ride on jareh
What goes around must come around. They relish in blowing up oil and gas pipelines now. They have forgotten the injury being done to their ecosystem. It won’t be long that region will face the reality of their actions. Aquatic life will be gone, acute food scarcity will follow. They will come crying to the world, then they shall be reminded of what their fathers and sons have done to deplete their environment.
All that you mentioned are pure and true but what you may not know or forgotten is that they have suffered and are still suffering from everything you have mentioned above since 5 decades now yet givernment upon government will come and go without looking at their direction. They know what they want and that is fiscal federalism.
you can’t fight terrorist or militant when the country is broke, how would buhari fight now? dats wht the militant wnt to achieve, to break the Federal of thier resources. Biafra is wht they wnt, they wnt pull out of this country called Nigeria. simple
Ryd on boys,,,,am bringing ur food items to the creek