Pipeline Explosion In Brass Causes Fear In Residents 2

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An explosion on oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company by militants, left the residents of coastal communities of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in fear.

The explosion, which affected pipelines located in Orukari, Golubokiri and Kpongbokiri communities of Brass, was said to have been triggered by dynamite attacks allegedly launched by suspected militants.

it was gathered that the attack which was launched on Thursday night left many residents of the riverside communities scampering for safety.

Condemning the attack, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly member representing Brass Constituency 1, Mr. Israel Sunny-Goli, said,

“The latest explosion, coming after the recent bombing of pipelines in the same area, is worrisome as it is capable of forcing oil companies out of operation which would have an adverse effect on Nigeria’s economy.”

He urged security agencies to tighten security around oil pipeline areas to prevent future attacks by what he termed “economic saboteurs bent on crippling the nation’s economy”.

SUN NEWS


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