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Attacks: Osinbajo Meets Security Chiefs, IOCs, Production Falls


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over some meetings as part of efforts aimed at tackling the menace of militants who have been vandalising oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta.

Osinbajo first met behind closed doors with some top security chiefs and government officials over the matter.

Chevron’s Okan offshore production platform around Escravos in Warri, Delta State was last week blown up, a development that led to the shutdown of the facility by the oil major.

On Thursday night, a pipeline transporting crude oil to the Warri and Kaduna and a 16-inch gas line owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation were also blown up.

A group known as Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the explosions.

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