Arepo Oil Pipeline On Fire Again-NAN

Scene of today's pipeline fire in Arepo village in Ogun State-Photo credit: Idowu Ogunleye
photo credit: Idowu Ogunleye
By News Agency of Nigeria

The Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) has confirmed another vandalism of the System 2B pipeline at the notorious Arepo village in Ogun.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the latest explosion, suspected to have been caused by vandals, happened in the early hours of Wednesday.

A management official of the PPMC, who preferred anonymity, confirmed this in Lagos.

“The service manager of the pipeline has just confirmed to us that another round of vandalism has been observed at Arepo along the System 2B in the early hours of Wednesday.

“I was told all concerned officials have been mobilised to the area to put off the fire,’’ the official said.

The number of casualty could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

NAN reports that the System 2B pipeline at Arepo was vandalised barely 10 days after it was repaired.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the South West Zonal Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency management Agency (NEMA), also confirmed the latest explosion.

He said that the agency had mobilised resources to move to the swampy area to put out the fire.

“We have mobilised resources to move to the explosion site and put out the fire,” Farinloye told NAN.

NAN reports that this is the second time in 2013 that explosion was recorded at Arepo village.

The first was on Jan. 11, when about five carred bodies were reportedly recovered at the scene by security operatives.

Besides, a massive explosion had occurred at the area on Aug. 31, 2012.

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military coup is it

I DEY LAUGH oooooo

Two weeks ago this same spot was a mecca of all sorts to government officials who were playing to the gallery and issuing all forms of threat to vandals and making useless empty promises to a hapless masses to stop vandalism in that area. Is this not a government of vagabonds and clueless bastards whose only interest is money money money money and moreeeeee moneyyyyyy. One day something will give in this country and all these nonsense will end.

SOS SAhara Reporters

SR please come to our aid we are killed by BH and JTF in borno and Kano states. Big war today in maiduguri. I don't know how they do twitter. Iam now holding my daughter shot dead by BH in Gwangwe for befriending a JTF officer. Oh my God!

Maiduguri too is on fire

At least 3 bomb blasts and sporadic gunshots in maiduguri, borno state. Many death and properties destroyed.

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