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Metro Niger Delta Militants Dare Buhari Again, Blow up Escravos Pipeline


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Niger Delta militants have blown a section of the Escravos gas trunkline behind salvation city, near Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West local government area of Delta state.

The bombing was reportedly to have occurred early hours of Friday, a source told TheCable.

Nigeria's oil production showed further signs of strain on Thursday as intruders blocked access to Exxon Mobil's XOM.N terminal exporting Qua Iboe, the country's largest crude stream.

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Militant activity in the oil-rich Niger Delta has taken out some 500,000 barrels per day of crude oil production from other companies in Nigeria, pushing oil output in Africa's largest-producing nation to more than 22-year lows.

President Muhammadu Buhari has early ordered military clampdown on Niger Delta militants.





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