Arepo Again: Suspected Vandals Damage Oil Pipeline

SCENE OF TODAY'S PIPELINE FIRE IN AREPO VILLAGE IN OGUN STATE
SCENE OF TODAY’S PIPELINE FIRE IN AREPO VILLAGE IN OGUN STATE

The Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) has confirmed another vandalism of the System 2B pipeline at the notorious Arepo village in Ogun state.Information Nigeria gathers that the latest explosion, suspected to have been caused by vandals, happened in the wee 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.

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 is quoted as saying.

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

(NAN).

 

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