Niger Delta militants have continue to attack more oil facilities in Delta state. The group started attacking the state oil facilities after the arrest of ex-militant Tompolo was ordered on Thursday by a Federal High Court over his involvement in a N34billion fraud. The latest attacks were launched with General Purpose Machine-guns (GPMG) by youths in several boats.
According to the Nation they attacked oil and gas pipelines in Gbaramatu and Ugborodo areas of Warri South West and those in Egbema, North local government areas respectively of Delta state were struck in yesterday’s attacks.
“The pipeline, which conveys gas from Saghara to Chevron, was also destroyed and there are several persons trapped in the communities. “The kind of explosives and bombs they used are not like those of before; the effects were felt in several communities as they went off intermittently.”
The former Niger Delta militants Tompolo, have disassociate himself from the latest destruction’s of oil and gas pipelines in Delta state.