An unknown militant group in the Niger Delta region has reportedly blown up the Abura oil pipeline, a major oil trunk line operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company around Osieta Avenue near Otu-Jeremi in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The trunk line was reportedly bombed early on by the militants causing a serious fire outbreak in the area.
The incident occurred a kilometre near Otorogu Gas Plant the biggest in West Africa.
Residents of the area confirmed the incident, saying that the attack was heralded with explosion before they later observed a fire outbreak in the area.
However, the swift intervention of the fire service from the Otorogu Gas Plant stopped the raging fire from spreading to residential buildings which was just less than a kilometre from the scene of the incident.
There was no casualty in the incident which lasted for over five hours.
The Abura oil pipeline is one of the major trunk lines that supplies crude to the Otu-Jeremi Flow Station and the Otorogu Gas Plant.