The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised an alarm on the increasing menace of oil pipeline vandalism which hit a record high of 228 pulverized points in July, 2019 alone.
According to the corporation’s July, 2019 Monthly Financial and Operations Report (MFOR), the breached lines represented an increase of 115 per cent from the 106 vandalized points recorded in June 2019.
A release today in Abuja by the NNPC Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Samson Makoji, said out of the vandalized points, 15 failed to be welded, while five points were ruptured.
The report stated that the Aba-Enugu axis accounted for 35 per cent of the breaks, while Port Harcourt (PHC)-Aba route recorded 22 per cent, with Ibadan-Ilorin layout hitting a 16-per cent mark.
Similarly, the Lagos Atlas Cove-Mosimi Zone logged 12 per cent with other other locations recording the remaining 15 per cent of the breaks.