Days after President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with “elders and stakeholders of Niger Delta” in Abuja over militancy and oil pipeline vandalization, a group of militants have destroyed an oil facility at Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in Delta State.
Confirming the development, Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Olaolu Daudu said:
“Troops of Operation Delta Safe located at Sector 1, in Delta while on routine patrol heard an explosive sound caused by suspected economic saboteurs at Bantan Flow Station around Ekweregbene, Bantan general area.
“The incident is however, being investigated and details will be made available as events unfold.
“Also, troops of Forward Operation Base, deployed at Bonny in Rivers, while on anti – crude oil theft/ illegal bunkering patrol, discovered two illegal refinery sites along Ogbunku Creek.”