NNPC pipeline explodes as vandals strike again

In line with their usual modus operandi, some yet to be identified pipeline vandals again struck at the NNPC Pipeline at Ije Ododo thus causing an explosion at the flow lines.

Confirming the incident, the South-west Zonal Spokesperson for the National Emegerncy Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said emergency workers are still trying to cut a path to the scene of the vandalism to put out the fire.

He said, “Vandals struck again on the NNPC pipeline at Ije Ododo line around 11:15 p.m yesterday.

As at now, NNPC has shut down flows and locked the supply valves to stop further supply to feeding the fire.

Action will commence to put out the fire this morning after securing access to the difficult terrain that has proven extremely difficult due to swampy nature of the area.

Ije Ododo line is directly from Atlas Cove which supplies products to Moshinmi who further distributes to other part of South West zone.

Ije Ododo and Arepo have been very volatile and extremely dangerous due to activities of the vandals in recent times

 

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