Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation vandalised pipeline has again destroy properties worth millions of naira in the early hours of Friday 21/12/2018, in Abule-Egba and Agege areas of Lagos state, rendering several families homeless and caused great gridlock in the area.
As at the time of this report, Fire Fighters Magazine gathered that no life was lost to the inferno, caused by the explosion from the vandalised Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, at Awori, in Abule-Egba area.
Speaking to a cross section of the residents at the area, Fire Fighters gathered that some residents sustained varying degrees of injury, caused by the pipeline vandals that stormed the area at midnight with three trucks, broke the pipe and connected their hose, from where they use to siphon the petroleum product until 2a.m., when the fire started. Residents on the said road who woke out of panic from sleep by the explosion, scampered in different directions, as the ravaging fire spread and caused damage to the various street; Akirele, Adebowale, Shogowole, Cantowi, Taiwo Adewole, Awori, Santos, Iyalode and Shobowale. Before the arrival of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, who prevented the further spread of the fire to Samar Petroleum fuel station.
Speaking to journalist at the scene of the incident Mrs Ruth Joseph, a widow who narrowly escaped with her three children said it’s a similar incident that occurred years back on December 26, 2006.