Militants attack Agip Pipeline in Bayelsa State
Written by Morenike Adebayo on May 23, 2016
A crude oil pipeline in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria, operated by the local subsidiary of Italy’s Eni, Nigerian Agip Oil, has been attacked by suspected militants. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) reported the attack on Sunday. The attack comes just days after President Muhammadu Buhari assured oil companies operating in the Niger Delta that the government is taking all necessary actions to protect strategic assets in the region from vandals and criminals.
A spokesman for the NSCDC, Desmond Agu, said that one of the suspected attackers has been arrested. Former militants have also called for a halt to a resurgence of attacks in the Niger Delta, saying it is an unnecessary distraction for President Buhari’s administration.