Militants have reportedly bombed an oil pipeline in the Niger Delta region.
The incident comes after a number of attacks on oil assets in the West African country.
According to reports, the explosion occurred today.
Chairman of Batan community, Dickson Ogugu, said: “The line which was undergoing repair after the previous attack … was billed for commissioning either today or tomorrow.”
The Nigerian government had previously tried to negotiate with militants but the talks broke down amid fresh attacks in the region.