KANO BOMBSuspected ex-militants have allegedly blown up a gas pipeline in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State conveying gas from Escravos–Warri-Lagos-Abuja.
The incident, which was carried out Thursday night, may have signaled the resumption of hostilities between the state and Niger Delta militants, who had threatened to vandalised pipeline allegedly because of resumed high handedness against its leaders.
In Friday morning attack, the militants blew up the gas pipeline that belongs to the Nigeria Gas Company, NGC, at three different points.
According to an eye witness, the ex-militants blew up the pipeline from Escravos to Warri, Lagos and Abuja at three different points. They struck at Opudebubor, Okpelama and Kpokpo area, Chanomi creek and Sahara, behind Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, Niger Delta ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, who had defied invitation to appear before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, had raised the alarm that some persons were planning to bomb crude oil facilities and attribute the damage to him.
The court had issued a bench warrant for his arrest following his refusal to honour invitation to defend himself against allegation of financial scam in the sale of property worth about N13 billion.
Also, Tompolo had alleged that his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and subsequent legal action against him was induced by aggrieved politicians who wanted him to align with the APC against the re-election bid of Governor Henry Seriake-Dickson of Bayelsa State.
“I want to admonish those that are still aggrieved as a result of the outcome of the election not to resort to destruction of national assets, especially crude oil facilities and pipelines and attribute it to me because of my position on the election.”
Further, he said that destroying crude oil facilities would not do the country any good and urged those planning the attack to support the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to succeed.


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  • vic

    A PACK OF LIES BY THE CORRUPT EX MILITANT TOMPOLO. HE IS THE ACTUAL BOMBER, GET HIM AND DEAL WITH HIM. WE CANNOT NEGOTIATE WITH OUTLAW MILITANTS.