Explosion Rocks Agip Pipelines


There was panic yesterday among indigenes of coastal communities of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following explosions from Oil Pipelines owned by Nigerian Agip Oil Company NAOC.
 The Explosion,which was suspected to have been triggered by dynamite attacks launched by suspected militias on pipelines located in Orukari, Golubokiri and Kpongbokiri communities of Brass,have sent many of the indigenes scampering for safety. dailynews4 Sunday gathered that the attacks were launched on Thursday night and have led to massive spillage of Crude from the Agip Pipeline into the waters and fishing camps. 

Confirming the development in a statement issued yesterday in yenagoa,the Member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon Israel Sunny- Goli condemned the attack on the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) pipeline at Brass, Brass local government area of Bayelsa state. According to him, Preliminary investigations show that the bombing of the pipeline was an act of sabotage carried to hurt the economic interests of Bayelsa state and Nigeria.
According to him the latest explosion coming after bombing of pipelines recently in the same area is worrisome as it is capable of forcing oil companies out of operation which would have adverse effect on Nigeria’s economy.
Sunny- Goli called on security agencies to beef up security around oil facilities to ensure they prevent future attacks by economic saboteurs bent on crippling Nigeria’s economy.
“I want to condemn the latest attack on Agip pipeline at Kpongbokiri. This is a clear sabotage by economic saboteurs. Recently they blasted pipeline at Orukari and Golubokiri. I condemned this latest attack on Agip pipeline at Kpongbokiri in its entirety. It is sabotage against Nigeria in a bid to cripple the economy at a time the Nation is struggling with decline in revenue due to the fall in oil prices.”
“ It is common knowledge that because of the low price of oil which is our main source of revenue, many states can hardly pay workers salaries. This sabotage is capable of crippling the economy if not urgently curbed. If these attacks are not checked and the perpetrators brought to book and Agip decides to pull out of Bayelsa state it would be disastrous for us as a people.”
“Bayelsa state is an oil producing state and our revenue from the federal government is based on our quota of production but this would be reduced if Agip decides to pull out because incessant attacks on its facilities are not stopped. Please like and share!

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