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NNPC pipeline explodes in Ibadan

09 June 2013, 06:50

Ibadan - An explosion on Saturday rocked the NNPC pipeline located at Olorunkemi/Alaakia village along Elebu Road in Ibadan.

Residents of the community situated in Ido Local Government area of the state, told newsmen that the inferno did not claimed neither life nor property.

They attributed the cause of the fire which started at 9:00, to the recent activities of pipeline vandals who stormed the area around midnight to perpetrate the illegal act.

Funmilayo Oladele, a resident of the area, told newsmen that she was inside her room when suddenly she heard a very loud sound which she claimed preceded the fire.

"I had to rush out of the room with my children because we were so scared that we didn't know what to do except run away.''

She said the residents had to contact the State Fire Service so that the fire could immediately be put out.

 Najeem Adeniyi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the sound of the explosion could be likened to that of a bomb explosion.

 "We thought it was a bomb explosion and we had to rush out of our different homes.

"Government should do something about it because we know it was the work of pipeline vandals," he said.

Oyekunle Gafar , Director of Oyo State Fire Services, who led his men to the scene also agreed that the explosion was caused by the activities of pipeline vandals.

"We rushed down here because of the distress call from the residents that there was an explosion.

"We faced serious challenges as we could not easily have access to the scene of the explosion due to the muddy nature of the road.

"We had to pass the pipe supplying water along the bush to ensure the fire is put out," he said.

Gafar said they worked in collaboration with NNPC officials to put out the fire.



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