October 15, 2016 / 3:27 PM / a year ago

Attackers set NNPC crude pipeline on fire in Niger Delta - Nigerian army

YENAGOA, Nigeria, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Unknown attackers have set a crude pipeline in Nigeria’s Niger Delta on fire, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

A militant group had earlier said it had attacked the pipeline, which is run by the state oil firm NNPC and a local firm, Shoreline, near Ughelli on Friday night. (Reporting by Tife Owolabi; writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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