Nigeria records 43% drop in Oil pipeline vandalism

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an encouraging 43 per cent drop in cases of willful damage of its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected oil thieves in May.

This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesperson of the corporation, Kennie Obateru, in Abuja.

The statement explained that details of the report contained in the May version of the NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR) indicated that 37 pipeline points were vandalised, representing about 43 per cent decrease from the 65 points recorded in April.

A breakdown of the cases showed that the Mosimi-Ibadan pipeline axis accounted for 38 per cent of the vandalised points.

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