Niger Delta militants bomb Agip pipeline, one militant arrested

A crude oil pipeline in Nigeria’s southern state of Bayelsa operated by  Agip, the local subsidiary of Italy’s Eni was attacked on Sunday, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) said.

The attack comes just days after President Muhammadu Buhari said he had heightened the military presence in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, where attacks in the last few weeks have driven the country’s oil output to a more than 20-year low.

Desmond Agu, a spokesman for the NSDC, a government agency, said the Agip pipeline was attacked in the early hours of Sunday, around 12:30 a.m. (2330 GMT Saturday).

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