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Fire Guts NNPC Pipeline in Lagos | Scores Feared Dead

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Pipeline Vandalism

Scores of suspected pipeline vandals attempting to illegally extract petrol from a petroleum pipeline belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are feared dead after a fire broke out during their activities.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening, in the Ijedodo area in Lagos, when the vandals were scooping the petrol into jerry cans, Vanguard reports.

A fight reportedly ensued among the vandals, and one of them ignited the fire that subsequently caused an explosion, causing the entire area to catch fire.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,  Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.
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9 Comments

  1. Alert!

    November 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

    People never learn! Do I feel sorry for such ones? Nope!

  2. pepsin

    November 7, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Foolish people

  3. Benson Ossai

    November 7, 2014 at 10:21 am

    This tells you the level of poverty in the country.People are desperate to do anything to survive but that does not mean when people see danger they should go into it because of hunger.The person that ignited that flame is nothing but a devil pikin.May the soul of the departed rest in peace.

  4. Chloe

    November 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

    will someone sue NNPC for this? because I can’t really understand. they make so much money what stops them for maintaining their pipeline? This is just so sad

    • pissed babe

      November 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      If you check their budget there ill be allocation for pipeline facility maintenance…. do the work? NO!!!! give contract to private coys to do the work for you? Long!! almost NO… so what are they doing?? inspection for IOCs so they can get “per diem”…….

  5. deb

    November 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Why would you be in a shady business and then fight again, greed is also suicide. Idont feel sorry for them.

  6. efe

    November 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Chai, Lives Wasted again.

    Lord have MERCY,

  7. Ephi

    November 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Whilst I’m not excusing their actions, there is just so much poverty in the land and yet we are an oil-producing nation. Our leaders should be really ashamed of themselves.

  8. LILO

    November 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I hate when people try to use poverty to excuse greed. Is Nigeria the only country with poverty? Abeg, Nigerians are just too greedy and sometimes greed can turn to suicide. That’s the issue.

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