Militants Blow Up Oil Pipelines 24-Hours After Osinbajo’s Visit

By Ikenga Chronicles January 18, 2017

Niger Delta militants blew up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta State; barely 24 hours after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo led a Federal Government delegation to visit the region.

The attack, according to reports occurred  behind the SETRACO construction yard along the East/West Express Road in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government.

Osinbajo, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Gen. Paul Boroh, had on Monday visited the traditional ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, the Olu of Warri and a cross-session of traditional rulers drawn from Urhobo, Isoko and Ndokwa ethnic nationalities at the PTI Conference Centre.

The major reason for the bombing is yet to be identified as security sources were still trying to figure out the cause of the explosion  as at press time.

However, another military source dismissed the claim that militants were responsible for the attack, noting that indiscriminate bush burning was responsible for the inferno.

 

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