A Nigerian official has confirmed an attack by a militant group on an Eni pipeline.
It comes after the Niger Delta Avengers claimed responsibility for the incident in the country’s Bayelsa State.
Earlier this month, the militant group rejected calls by the Nigerian Government for talks to take place in order to find a resolution to the dispute.
Desmond Agu, commander of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Bayelsa state said: “There was an attack on the Obi Brass Pipeline between 1 and 2am today Friday. There is an oil spill at the scene…. But the place is not on fire.”