Suspected Militants Blow Up Shell Affiliated Pipeline In Delta



Reports say suspected militants have blown up an oil
pipeline operated by Shell around the village of Odimodi in
Delta State.
This attack comes as the Federal Government confirmed
that it is holding talks with representatives of various
militant groups in the Niger Delta, aimed at resolving the
agitations of marginalisation and environmental degradation
of the area.
According to some residents who spoke with Reuters, the
latest explosion at the Trans Ramos Pipeline occurred early
on Sunday morning, shaking nearby homes and creating a
“ball of fire”.
In a statement obtained by Reuters, shell says it is
“investigating the reported incident”, adding that the Trans
Ramos Pipeline (TRP) transports oil to Forcados terminal
and has been shut since the leak on the Forcados export line
in February.
Nigeria’s crude oil production has been cut to less than two
million barrels per day as a result of the continued attacks,
especially by the Niger Delta Avengers, which claimed it is
not part of the dialogue with the Federal Government.
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