Monday, 17 March 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Explosion Rocks NNPC Pipeline in Lagos


Barely three weeks after disaster was averted when an oil spill from a faulty Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline flooded the Ijegun-Imore area of Satellite Town, Lagos, an explosion Sunday, rocked another pipeline in the same area.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson for the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South-west Zone, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, said the explosion was caused by vandals at a peninsula around Ijegun late in the night.

He said the explosion was as a result of underground  spillage through points of previous vandalism which had been exerted on the pipelines in the past. He said there was no casualty, adding that the fire was finally put out by the NNPC fire unit after hours of battling the flames, while repairs would commence soon.

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