(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The destruction of petroleum pipelines across Nigeria belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has increased by 50% in 2020. The NNPC stated this in it monthly Financial Operations Report, released April 22, 2020.
According to the NNPC’s General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, compared to 40 instances of pipelines sabotage documented in December 2019, 60 pipeline points were vandalized in January, 2020. He stated that Atlas Cove Mosimi and Mosimi-Ibadan axis pipelines accounted for 50% and 17% of the breaks respectively, with the remaining 33% being accounted for by other routes.
Dr. OBATERU, however, pointed out that the NNPC was teaming up with the host communities and other partners to stem the tide of the hazards