SUSPECTED militants on Sunday attacked a major crude oil exports trunk line close to Odimodi community in Delta State.
It was gathered that the trunk line, Trans Ramos, belongs to the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC.
Confirming the incident n Sunday night, on phone, a resident of the community, Endoro New-world said: “The incident occurred at about 1.00 am with the velocity of the blast shaking apartments in the community amidst a huge ball of fire.
“At sunrise, a group from the community in company of the SPDC surveillance team was able to locate the site of the blast”.
The attack is coming exactly 10 days after some suspected militants tied up two hunters and left their items, including dynamites, cables and a shovel behind after they failed to successfully excavate the spot to be exploded on the trunk line amidst a heavy downpour.
It was gathered that the hunters managed to escape and alerted the Odimodi community vigilante, which came to the scene of the incident with security agents from the SPDC platform, close to the community and confiscated the items left behind by the vandals.