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Pipeline Explosion: NNPC Blames Incident On Vandals

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Tobi Adebayo

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has blamed the Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area fire incident on pipeline vandals.

The corporation confirmed the pipeline fire incident in a statement on its website,signed by Samson Makoji, Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division

NNPC said that the oil pipeline fire outbreak happened along Atlas Cove Mosimi Pipeline, otherwise, called System 2B pipeline in Baruwa Swamp area of Lagos.

“Preliminary reports of the incident indicated that the pipeline might have been torched by act of vandalism of suspected oil thieves who had hacked into the line to intercept flow of petrol.”

“We worked with the Lagos State Fire Service, to bring the fire under control.

“The pipeline will be put back into operation shortly, while the breach has no impact on petroleum products supply in the area,” the statement read.

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