Reports reaching Somtoo indicate that a “major crude pipeline exports trunk line” was destroyed in Burutu LGA of Delta State on Thursday morning. The pipeline belonged to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
A community resident was quoted saying:
“The incident occurred at 1a.m., with the intensity of the blast shaking apartments in the community amidst a huge ball of fire.
“At sunrise, a group from the community in company of SPDC’s surveillance team was able to locate the site of the blast.”
No group has come forward to claim the attack but the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers militant sect has posted a new message on their website today, telling the Nigerian military that they are not “intimidated” by recent display of firepower by Nigerian government.