Four officers from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were
The NSCDC personnel were dispatched to the facility following a warning that an attack on the pipeline was being prepared. The local commandant of the NSCDC told media that she had sent a request to the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta to provide reinforcements, but the attack came before help arrived.
This is the latest entry in a long list of attacks on Nigerian oil and gas infrastructure, despite a ceasefire agreed by the federal government and the Niger Delta Avengers, the most active among the many militant groups in the region.
The NDA itself broke the ceasefire before its 60 days were up, claiming the presence of the military in the Delta aggravated the situation and only incited the local rebels to more violence.
Just last week, a
In late October, the NDA
The country, which is fighting a deep recession as a result of the oil price crash and production woes, has been exempted from the OPEC production cut negotiations due to the loss of market share.
By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com
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