The Bayelsa Command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday confirmed attacks on crude oil pipelines operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Bayelsa.
The Commandant of NSCDC in Bayelsa, Mr Desmond Agu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the attacks were on Agip’s Ogboinbiri-Tebidaba and Clough Creek-Tebidaba Crude Oil pipelines.
“The pipelines located within Agip’s oil fields were attacked but we got reports that the pipeline was attacked after it had been shut down, so there is no loss of crude or leakage.
“We have dispatched our men and we have intensified patrols in the area. We are working round the clock to protect critical infrastructure in Bayelsa,” Agu said.
NAN reports that a new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, had claimed responsibility for the incident in a message on Thursday.