A militant group identified as
Urhobo Gbagbako, blew up the NPDC Oil pipelines at Ighrenene, Afiesere and Ekiugbo communities in Delta State on Thursday, April 2.
The group sent an email to journalists claiming responsibility for the bombing.
According to the spokesperson of the group, Priest Omodjuvwu, they decided to blow up the oil pipeline following the continued neglect of the Urhobo militants in the pipelines protection contracts offered to ex-militants from other ethnic groups.
Omdjuvwu said their action was meant to draw government attention and demand to be included in the pipeline protection contracts.
“We have now resumed attack on the NPDC pipeline facilities on a massive scale, which scale of bombings shall be unprecedented.”