Latest statistics from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have shown that the number of pipeline sabotages in the country increased to 94 downstream pipelines vandalized points in March from 49 in February, representing a 92 percent increase, The Sun reports.

The increase in activities of vandals is contained in the March 2017 edition of the monthly Financial and Operations Report of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), released in Abuja at the weekend.

This represents an over 91 per cent increase relative to the previous months despite Federal Government’s and the NNPC’s continuous engagement with the stakeholders. It was however, a noticeable improvement compared to the corresponding period of March 2016 which posted 259 cases.