Nigerian militant group plans to destroy oil pipelines

The head of the state-run oil firm NNPC was quoted in Nigerian newspapers as saying the company had paid militant groups $12 million to protect facilities including the Chanomi creek pipeline in Delta state.

Nigerian militant group plans to destroy oil pipelines
The main militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta said on Wednesday it would attack major oil pipelines in the next 30 days to prove it had not received payment from the government to end its campaign.

The head of the state-run oil firm NNPC was quoted in Nigerian newspapers on Wednesday as saying the company had paid militant groups $12 million to protect facilities including the Chanomi creek pipeline in Delta state.

"To prove that we are not a part of this deal, the Chanomi creek pipeline and other major pipelines will be destroyed within the next 30 days," the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said in an e-mailed statement.

Reuters
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