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Arepo pipelines explosion contained

02 February 2015, 21:27

Lagos - The Arepo pipeline explosion reported in the early morning hours of Sunday in Ogun State has been contained, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said.

Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA's Public Relations Officer, South West, said that the fire has been stopped (contained) and there were no causalities.

He urged communities and residents of the area to keep watch of the activities of people around the PPMC/NNPC Pipelines network.

“This is notorious area which needs high surveillance,” Farinloye said.

NAN recalls that the pipeline had exploded early Sunday morning following the unpatriotic act of some vandals operating along the PPMC/NNPC Pipelines network at Arepo, Ogun State.

According to Farinloye, some vandals ruptured the PPMC/NNPC Pipelines network at Arepo around 5.20 a.m. and their unpatriotic act resulted in an explosion “with heavy billowing fireballs”.



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