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Militants attack SPDC trunk line in Delta

By Emma Amaize, Egufe Yafugborhi & Brisibe Perez

WARRI—SUSPECTED militants, yesterday, attacked a major crude oil exports trunk line close to Odimodi community in Delta State.

It was gathered that the trunk line, Trans-Ramos, belongs to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC.

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Confirming the incident on phone to Vanguard, a resident of the community, Endoro New-world, said: “The incident occurred at 1a.m., with the intensity of the blast shaking apartments in the community amidst a huge ball of fire.

“At sunrise, a group from the community in company of SPDC’s surveillance team was able to locate the site of the blast.”

The attack is coming 10 days after some suspected militants tied up two hunters and left their items, including dynamites, cables and a shovel behind after they failed to excavate the spot to be exploded on the trunk line amidst a downpour.

It was gathered that the hunters managed to escape and alerted the Odimodi community vigilante, which came to the scene of the incident with security agents from the SPDC platform.


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