Abeokuta - One of Nigeria’s main oil pipeline, System 2B Pipeline, has been shut down following a fire incident sparked off by a gun battle between suspected oil thieves and policemen deployed to protect the pipeline.
The pipeline was severely ruptured in the fierce gun battle, resulting in an explosion and heavy fire balls, which necessitated the shutdown, reports PM News.
About nine policemen involved in the shooting with the oil thieves are still missing while several others that survived the attack sustained bullet wounds.
Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has, however, assured that the closure of the pipeline will not affect products supply as all the inland depots serviced by the System 2B pipeline have enough stock of products.
Read more at PM News.
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