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Militants attack oil pipeline in Niger Delta

By Tife Owolabi and Alexis Akwagyiram

Militants in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta oil hub attacked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the state oil company said on Wednesday, a day after regional leaders put a series of demands to the president.

Community leaders from the Niger Delta, which is the source of most of the OPEC member’s oil, met President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday and asked him to pull the army out of the oil hub, order oil firms to move headquarters there and spend more on development to end militancy in the region.

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