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Five Oil Wells Catch Fire In Ondo

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Five oil wells are currently on fire in Ondo State, one of the oil-rich states in Nigeria.

According to TheCable, the fire broke out in Ajegunle Ikorigho community on Thursday and affected parts of Ojumole which is located in Ikorigho land.

The oil wells affected in the incident are said to be Isan-West field, Parable field, Malu field, Ororo and Opokaba.

The fire also spread to Otumara, Ikorigho, Ajegunle-Ikorigho, Zion Ikorigho, Iluayo, Kendo Ayeren and Ehinmoghan-Ikorigho communities.

TheCable reports that the oil wells belong to Chevron Nigeria Limited but TheCable cannot independently verify this information.

The cause of the fire had not been ascertained as of press time.

Femi Joseph, spokesman of the Ondo state police command, told TheCable that he had not been briefed about the development.




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