Militants in Niger Delta have bombed a state-run oil pipeline near the southern port city of Warri, Delta State, the second attack within a week, officials said.
According to AFP, the explosion occurred this morning, November 8, and is the second attack in one week.
The community leader also said that four surveillance guards deployed to protect the Trans Forcados export line narrowly escaped death after the militants opened fire on them.
The bombing had early been confirmed by an army officer, who pleaded anonymity.
The state-owned Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) operates the pipeline which receives crude from the Batan flowstation and feeds the Forcados export terminal.