Ever fancied having you own oil supply on tap? Nigerian security forces have discovered a pipeline they say was used by a powerful Niger Delta gang leader to steal petroleum products from a state oil refinery.
The pipeline runs from the refinery in Port Harcourt through a secret camp in the creeks of Rivers state to a private jetty in Okrika, the stronghold of rebel leader Ateke Tom.
It was not clear whether the pipeline was for carrying crude oil or refined products. “During our operation at pseudo-camps run by Ateke Tom, we found a pipeline running through his camp from the refinery to a private jetty in Okrika,” An army spokesperson said.
Apparently sources at the refinery have said they were aware of several others private pipelines…