Nigeria violence shows no sign of dissipating
ABUJA, September 20, 2016 – A Niger Delta oil pipeline operated by a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation unit was attacked over the weekend, a militant group claimed on Monday.
A relatively unknown group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate struck the Afiesere-Ekiugbo delivery line late on Sunday, thus ignoring the ceasefire aimed at facilitating talks with the federal government.
The attack happened in the town of Ughello around 11.30 pm local time and was confirmed by a local youth leader. The pipeline is jointly operated by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company and Shoreline.
“The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is just starting, you are yet to see what we are about,” the militants said of the hit, vowing to continue their campaign against the Nigerian government and the oil and gas companies – both local and international – operating in the country.