Militants In Fresh Attack On Gas Pipeline

Militants have attacked another strategic gas pipeline in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The gas pipeline which was recently repaired after vandalization, was again ruptured at Ogbembiri.

The pipeline is used in supplying gas to the domestic market of the economy.

Already, the destruction of other strategic pipelines in Delta State, has deprived most of the nation’s power plants of gas required to generate electricity.

Following this, the electricity supply has sharply dropped to 1,400 megawatts from over 4.,000 megawatts.

Transmission company of Nigeria in a statement by its assistant spokesman, Clement Ezeolisah, said the drop was from the peak of 2,686 megawatts recored last Monday.

He blamed the situation on the gas fired power stations who had not been able to operate at their optimal level

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