Niger Delta Militant group MEND claims attack on Trans-Forcados pipeline – report

Social sharing

LAGOS Nov 4 (Reuters) – A commander of a Nigerian militant group has attacked the Trans Forcados oil pipeline in the Niger Delta without authorisation, a local newspaper said on Friday, quoting a statement from the group.

“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) takes full responsibility for the Trans-Forcados Crude Export pipeline attack in the Batan area of Delta State on Wednesday, November 2, 2016,” the group said in statement quoted by Vanguard newspaper.

“The attack was however, unauthorized by our high command,” it added. Reuters was not immediately able to reach the group which had committed itself to a ceasefire. (Reporting by Anamesere Igboeroteonwu and Ulf Laessing; Editing by Keith Weir)


READ ALSO  Turkish forces deepen push into Syria, draw U.S. rebuke over their target
About 9News Nigeria 11077 Articles
9News Nigeria is Nigeria's favourite news source. For Authentic, Unbiased News on Politics, Business, Sports, Technology, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Health, Nollywood, Crime and Investigations, Family and Relationships, Inspirations .. and much more. For Latest News from Africa and around the world, 9News Nigeria is your best source. WhatsApp +2348115805632 Email: Facebook: | Twitter/Instagram: @9newsng

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment