Nigerian pipelines have in the past been sabotaged by local groups, even as it is also true that pipelines are often poorly maintained as well.
In October 18, 1998, an open pipeline exploded in a inferno that raged for five days and killed over a thousand person in Jesse, a town in Delta State.
Yet, as at this Monday 15 October, the community is raising alarm over another leaking pipeline in the area. The leakage was detected in Umuaduru village with premium motor spirit (petrol) said to be currently gushing out.
The Public Relations Officer of Osisioma Ngwa Youth Congress, Nwabueze Princewill, said the group had contacted the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation about it, and they are awaiting response from them.
The group, however, advised residents of the community to steer clear of the areas pending repairs. They also threatened to drag NNPC to court to seek justice for the families of the victims.
— The Guardian Nigeria (@GuardianNigeria) October 15, 2018