10 October 2013, Abuja – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has resumed pumping of petroleum products through the Benin-Warri and Kaduna-Jos pipelines. The resumption followed the repair of the vandalised pipelines.
NNPC’s Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Tumini Green in a statement, condemned the persistent attacks on pipelines, saying vandalism has cost the Corporation several billions of naira that would have impacted positively on the national economy.
“As soon as we got wind of attacks on our Benin-Warri pipelines and Kaduna-Jos pipelines, we mobilised to the areas affected and as we speak the lines have been repaired and we have resumed pumping of petroleum products through those pipelines. Unfortunately, these vandals attacked our personnel who were on hand to effect repairs on the vandalized pipelines,” Green said.
She said though two persons died in the Kaduna-Jos incident, no life was lost in Benin-Warri, adding that the two injured are responding to treatment.
– The Nation