Following claims by Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, that it blew up an NNPC pipeline in Oruk-Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Murtala Mani, on Thursday, refuted the alleged explosion claim by the militants.
According to him, the alleged vandalism was an accident caused by a leakage in the gas pipelines.
He said that it was a technical problem and that some engineers from Port Harcourt were working to rectify the leakage.
Mani told newsmen that the state was safe from the activities of the militant group.
In an earlier report, Avenger had claimed attacked on NNPC Pipeline in the state but Mani said, the claim is untrue.