Published on Jul 09, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced investigation into two explosions that occurred on its pipelines at a village popularly called Pago in Paikoro local government areal of Niger State yesterday, Sunday 8.
a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Civil Defence Commission (NCDC), Niger Sate Command, Ibrahim Yahaya, said the cause of the explosions are still uncertain but that experts from NNPC headquarters are already on the ground to find out the main cause of the incidence.
The statement said the NSCDC and other sister agencies including the police, fire service among others have since cordoned off the entire village to avert human casualties and protection of properties.
It confirmed that no life was lost after the search and rescue operations as at Sunday evening, adding that three persons who sustained severe injury at the scene of the burst pipeline have been evacuated to the hospital for comprehensive medical treatment.
It said that some suspects have been arrested for attempting to scope fuel from the burst pipelines while some vehicles were also destroyed due to the inferno.
“The NSCDC Niger state command wishes to warn citizens, including villagers and commuters along the axid of the explosion to stay away from the scene for now pending the return of normalcy to the affected areas.
“Finally commuters along Minna Suleja road are advised to obey all traffic instructions at this period.”
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