Militants did not bomb NPDC pipeline – Nigerian army

  • Army absolves militants from incident

The Nigerian army, on Tuesday, refuted reports that some Niger Delta militants attacked a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company at Ughelli, Delta State.

 In a statement released on Wednesday by the Joint Media Campaign Centre Coordinator of the Joint Task Force (Operation Delta Safe), Lt. Col. Olaolu Daudu, the fire incident was caused by bush burning.
In his words;
The incident that occurred was a fire outbreak as a result of bush burning escalated by previous oil spill from one of the facilities of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company located at Ekiugbo Afiesere and Inene communities in Ughelli North Local Government of Delta State. It should be noted that no pipeline was affected neither was there any explosion.

Joint task force, Operation DELTA SAFE, wishes to use this opportunity to caution all from propagating discord and unsubstantiated stories in order to seek relevance and cause unnecessary tension.They should rather be guided by national interest and security as they go about their professional duties.

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