Despite lack of activities at the nation’s four refineries, pipeline vandalism continued across the country with over 151 pipeline points in the first quarter of 2021. This upward trend reflects a surge of 26.5 per cent when compared to 111 pipeline points recorded in the corresponding period of 2020. Energy Vanguard gathered that within the period under review, March 2021 witnessed the highest report of vandalism with 70 pipeline points, while the least was recorded in March 2020 with 19 pipeline points. A breakdown of the incidents shows that in the first quarter of 2020, only Mosimi recorded about 73 per cent of vandal points, followed by Kaduna at 16.3 per cent and Port Harcourt, 10.6 per cent. Mosimi also tops the list of areas most affected by pipeline vandals in the first quarter of 2021, with 45 per cent, although this was a reduction when compared to the […]