Nigerian military confirms attack on oil pipeline in Delta

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Posted: Oct 14, 2016 2:32 PM

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Unknown "vandals" have attacked a crude pipeline belonging to Nigeria's state oil firm NNPC in the restive Niger Delta, a military spokesman said on Friday.

"It was sabotage by vandals," military spokesman Thomas Otuji said, when asked about a claim by a militant group called Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate of an attack of the NNPC pipeline near Iwhremaro on Thursday night.

(Reporting by Tife Owolabi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Susan Thomas)