Nigeria: militants blow up Chevron pipeline —again

The Nigerian army Jan. 11 confirmed that a Chevron pipeline had been sabotaged, leading to the shutdown of 20,000 barrels a day in the Niger Delta. “A joint reconnaissance by Chevron Nigeria Ltd. and the [army’s] Joint Task Force have confirmed that indeed there was sabotage at Chevron pipeline between Makaraba and Otunana,” the JTF said in a statement, calling it “an isolated incident.” The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said other militants had conducted the attack, though it had sanctioned the operation. (Dow Jones, Jan. 11)

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