Gas Pipeline Under Attack In Bayelsa As Fear Grips Communities

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A gas belonging Shell is currently under attack in Bayelsa by unidentified armed men, jangling nerves in the affected communities as leakage has been suspected.

The attack started in the early hours of Monday, sources told The New Diplomat. The facility was allegedly blown by at the Ikarama and Kalaba communities in Yenogoa local government.

It was gathered that the links the Shell’s Adibawa flowstation at JK4 (Edagberi/Betterland) in Ahoada West local government area of Rivers State and Shell operated integrated gathering plant at Obunagha.

The explosion has caused palpable in the communities just as local have had abandon their farmlands over a possible ignition in the area.

Locals are currently worried that the explosions have continued as the sound of gas escaping into the environment through the facility was being heard.