The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, is appealing to pipeline vandals to desist from their actions.
He also asked the vandals to channel their grievances to the NNPC through established channels for them to addressed.
The NNPC Group Managing Director made the appeal on Wednesday while briefing reporters after a meeting with the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the Oba of Benin Oba Ewuare.
Dr. Baru assured vandals that if they heed the call and come forward they would not be arrested and that their complaints would be given utmost attention.
Militancy had resurged in the Niger Delta in 2015, with series of attacks on pipelines and oil installations, forcing some oil companies to declare force majeure.
A group that calls itself the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks that have affected Nigeria’s oil output and power supply, which largely depends on gas from that region.