18 h, jan 11, 2018 y - Residents Flee After Nigeria Gas Company Pipeline Explodes
“Our farms and fish boats were affected in the incident. We are appealing to the federal and state governments to wade into the issue,” he added. “Before [Thursday’s] explosion, we have written to NGC office here to intervene, but they didn’t listen to us. Now, see what their negligence has caused us.”
Problems with Nigeria’s pipelines are usually associated with attacks by militant groups in the Niger Delta. The militias urge Abuja to pay increased attention to the stunted human and socioeconomic growth in the area by attacking oil and gas facilities in the resource-rich area. The offenses have died down in recent months, though signs of unrest have reappeared as the presidential elections near.
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