Niger Delta: Militants Strike Again, Blow Shell Pipeline In Imo


By Dipo Awojobi -The new Militant group known as the ‘ Red Scorpion’ early hours of yesterday blew up another gas pipe line owned by the Shell Oil company in the oil rich Community of Awara in Ohaji/ Egbema council area of Imo state.
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Although, the Group is yet to take responsibility, it was reliably gathered that the attack on the Shell gas pipeline was allegedly carried out by the new militant group called the Red scorpion.

It would be recalled that the group had earlier on Tuesday served a quit order to all oil companies operating in Ohaji/ Egbema and Oguta councils to evacuate the workers and leave the oil communities immediately.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the company, Mr. Precious Okolobo was contacted said that the trans Niger Pipeline which runs through Awara as the Assa Rumuekpe line has been shut for repairs since June 8, 2016, following a leak at Okolo lunch near Bonny in Rivers state.

However, he said that they are investigating the reported incident at Awara in Ohaji/ Egbema council area Imo State.


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