Police Refute Rumour of Pipeline Attacks in A/Ibom

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By Okon Bassey in Uyo
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Thursday debunked the claim by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) of bombing pipelines in the Ikot Osutek axis of Oruk-Anam local government area of the State.
The Police Commissioner, CP Murtala Mani ,made the rebuttal while fielding questions from  reporters about the rumour that the NDA bombed gas pipelines in Oruk-Anam local government area of the state in the wee hours of Thursday.
According to the State Police boss, the alleged explosion was an accident  as a result of  leakage in the gas pipelines sited in the area.
Mani urged members of the public not to be afraid of the claim by NDA arguing that the accident was a technical problem and that some engineers from Port Harcourt were working to rectify the leakage.
The State, he claimed, was very safe for the residents to go about their normal daily activities, saying Akwa Ibom State was not a territory for any militant group like the Niger Delta Avengers to operate.
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