A Nigerian militant group claimed an attack on Thursday on a crude pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta, according to a Reuters report.
The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said it bombed the Unenurhie-Evwreni delivery line in Ughelli, Delta state, at around 01:00 a.m. on Thursday. The line is operated by NPDC, a subsidiary of NNPC.
A military source confirmed that dynamite was used to blow up the pipeline.
An NNPC spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Greenland Justice Mandate, which has never agreed to cease hostilities, said in a statement it had blown up the pipeline “to prove to the wicked and ungrateful multinational oil companies and their Nigerian military allies… that we own our lands”.