Militants blow up NPDC oil pipeline in Niger Delta: youth leader

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 19, 2016 1:25 PM

ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Militants have blown up a crude oil pipeline operated by Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta, a youth leader said on Monday, the latest in a series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in the restive region.

"The attack on the Afiesere-Ekiugbo delivery line belonging to the NPDC shoreline happened yesterday," said Lucky Solue, a youth leader, referring to a unit of NNPC. There was no immediate information on any impact on production.

(Reporting by Anamesere Igboeroteonwu; Writing by Ulf Laessing; editing by Susan Thomas)