An oil pipeline operated by a subsidiary of Italian oil major Eni in Bayelsa, this morning was blown up by the Niger Delta Avengers.
“At about 3:00 am (0200 GMT) to 5:00 am, the Niger Delta Avengers blew up Nembe 1, 2 and 3 trunkline in Bayelsa/Rivers states,” spokesman Mudoch Agbinibo said in a statement.
Desmond Agu, the spokesman of the Nigerian Civil Defence and Security Corps (NCDSC), had earlier confirmed the attack on the Tebidaba-Brass pipeline.
“Reports from the swamp area indicate that… a gang of heavily armed youths with two double 200-horsepower speedboats used explosives to blast three different points,” he said.
The pipeline in Bayelsa state, owned by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, a local subsidiary of Italian oil major Eni, has been repeatedly attacked.