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Vandals set NNPC pipeline ablaze

13 January 2013, 08:38

Arepo, Ogun - Ogun Command of National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday said that NNPC Pipeline located at Arepo village of Ogun was set on fire by suspected vandals.

A statement issued by the command spokesman, Mr Kareem Olanrawaju, said the fire was first noticed late on Friday by the command’s surveillance team.

"We received an earlier call by the same surveillance team of suspicious movement around the water ways. "Our combat team was on their way at about 22:15 when the outbreak occurred."

"The team was instructed to move in by Commandant Aboluwoye Akinwande for possible arrest and to put the situation under control,‘’ the statement said.

It said no arrests were made in connection with the incident as the vandals fled the scene upon the arrival of the team. According to the statement, the commandant of the NSCDC in the area had the visited the scene of the incident and advised NNPC to stop supply of petroleum products through the Arepo route.

The NNPC pipeline in the area went up in flames on 30 August 2012, following a similar incident by vandals.



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