Suspected Militants Attack Shell Affiliated Pipeline In Delta
Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by a local affiliate of Shell in Delta State. The Militants attacked the pipeline on Monday.
The attack comes as the Federal Government confirmed that it is holding talks with representatives of various militant groups in the Niger Delta, aimed at resolving the agitations of marginalisation and environmental degradation of the area.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast.
According to some residents who spoke with Reuters, the latest explosion at the Trans Ramos pipeline occurred early on Sunday morning, shaking nearby homes and creating a “ball of fire”.
In a statement obtained by Reuters, shell says it is “investigating the reported incident”, adding that the Trans Ramos pipeline (TRP) transports oil to Forcados terminal and has been shut since the leak on the Forcados export line in February.