Militants Blow Up Oil Pipelines In Niger Delta Hours After Tompolo’s Arrest Warrant Was Issued

Militants Blow Up Oil Pipelines In Niger Delta Hours After Tompolo's Arrest Warrant Was Issued

Militants, Thursday night, blew up a gas pipeline in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State conveying gas from Escravos–Warri-Lagos-Abuja, property of the Nigeria Gas Company, NGC, in what is believed to be a resumption of fresh hostilities in the Niger Delta region.

A riverside dweller, who spoke to Vanguard on phone from one of the Ijaw communities, said, “We slept with our eyes open throughout the night as bombs boomed everywhere, the attackers were exploding bombs and shooting guns indiscriminately.”

His words, “They blew up the gas pipeline from Escravos to Warri – Lagos and Abuja at three different points. They struck at Opudebubor, Okpelama and Kpokpo area, Chanomi creek and Sahara, behind Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL.”

The development is coming only hours after a court ordered the immediate arrest of Government Tompolo which the former militant leader ignored saying he doesn’t have a case to answer to anyone.