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Militants hit major oil/gas pipelines

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Chevron Nigeria Limited and other oil companies in the riverside areas of Delta state are shutting down their operations on Saturday after after another wanton destruction of oil facilities crippled a large portion of production.

It was gathered that the major crude and gas line to the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos were hit over night by militants in the wake of Government Ekpemupolo’s face-off with the EFCC.

Although Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) denied responsibility for the earlier attack on Friday morning, source in the area and security operatives believe that he is masterminding the attacks.

The attack started hours after an arrest order was issued on him by a Federal High Court.

It was gathered that major assets of Chevron and other indigenous oil firms in the area were hit in the overnight attacks.

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