An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes

A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria

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Abstract

Human activities are seen as the root causes of almost all environmental hazards due to the different actions currently affecting the ozone layer, unusual environmental changes and extreme weather conditions in recent times. Activities such as vandalism and sabotage have contributed significantly to the environmental issues within the Nigerian, Niger Delta context due to the presence of oil and gas activities, perceived marginalisation and neglect on the community aspect and the quest for sustainable livelihood support. This study explores the influencing causes associated with sabotage and vandalism through a desk-based research and primary data collection across communities and related oil spill agencies including oil and gas key personnel. Accordingly, the study has uncovered different influencing factors ranging from institutional to community factors, thereby, establishing some strategic recommendations for the reduction of such acts of sabotage and vandalism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCapacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationSelected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience
EditorsNishara Fernando, Chandana Siriwardana
PublisherNational Science Foundation of Sri Lanka
Pages22-37
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789551334079
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019
EventASCENT Festival 2019 : International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience - Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: 14 Jan 201918 Jan 2019
http://www.ascent.disaster-resilience.net/index.php/ascent-festival

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ConferenceASCENT Festival 2019
CountrySri Lanka
CityColombo
Period14/01/1918/01/19
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Albert, O., Amaratunga, D., & Haigh, R. (2019). An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes: A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria. In N. Fernando, & C. Siriwardana (Eds.), Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Selected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience (pp. 22-37). National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka.
Albert, Oshienemen ; Amaratunga, Dilanthi ; Haigh, Richard. / An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes : A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria. Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Selected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience. editor / Nishara Fernando ; Chandana Siriwardana. National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 2019. pp. 22-37
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Albert, O, Amaratunga, D & Haigh, R 2019, An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes: A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria. in N Fernando & C Siriwardana (eds), Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Selected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience. National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, pp. 22-37, ASCENT Festival 2019 , Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14/01/19.

An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes : A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria. / Albert, Oshienemen; Amaratunga, Dilanthi; Haigh, Richard.

Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Selected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience. ed. / Nishara Fernando; Chandana Siriwardana. National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 2019. p. 22-37.

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Albert O, Amaratunga D, Haigh R. An investigation into root causes of sabotage and vandalism of pipes: A major environmental hazard in Niger Delta, Nigeria. In Fernando N, Siriwardana C, editors, Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Selected papers from the International Conference on Capacity Building for Research and Innovation in Disaster Resilience. National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 2019. p. 22-37