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NSCDC Discovers two wells Containing Petrol in Lagos



NSCDCThe Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has closed down two wells in the Egbeda and Iyana Odo areas, LASU-Igando Road, containing petrol, PUNCH reports.

One of the wells was  discovered at a swampy area on Diamond Estate, Egbeda, while the other was on the premises of Winners Chapel International at the Iyana Odo bus stop.

The wells were impounded on Thursday during an operation led by the state commandant of the corps, Tajudeen Balogun.

According to the president of Diamond Residents’ Association, Dapo Ojikiru, the residents have contacted the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on several occasions but nothing has been done.

“We have contacted the NNPC on several occasions. When we did not get any response, we dug some holes and evacuated the fuel. We decided to inform the NSCDC when the spillage continued. Our water has been polluted,” he said.

A pastor at the church also decried the pollution of water in the ground. He said he had made several attempts to get the attention of the authorities to the well since he arrived there about a year ago.

“We want the well to be levelled to the ground. We don’t have potable water in the church. The fuel has contaminated our borehole water. We have reported to the NNPC but nothing was done,” he added.

According to the NSCDC boss:

The command was on operations at Diamond Estate following an official report by its residents of oil spillage. The corps discovered a pool of petroleum motor spirit behind the estate wall.

We also discovered a well filled with PMS on the premises of Winners Chapel at Iyana Odo. The pastor of the church said he had earlier reported to the NNPC. We will do everything within our power to correct this anomaly by working with the necessary agencies to avoid any possible hazardous occurrence.

This comes less than 2 weeks after the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos Police command discovered wells filled with diesel in more than 10 houses in the Ilasamaja area of the state.

“At the last count there, we have seen about 12 houses that had wells dug behind the house and the only thing that they scoop out of the wells is diesel but not water.

It is believed that almost all the houses within that vicinity had this same thing.

We have arrested some of the landlords and we have also asked the tenants whether they have the knowledge that they were compromising their lives and property?” Fatai Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos had said.



  1. Anne

    August 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    If they have proof that they actually got in touch with NNPC, please release the landlords. We all understand bureaucracy or what if their information was not taken seriously.

  2. Prince

    August 22, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Lagos has really become an oil producing state o. You see why with God nothing is impossible. The Niger Delta Avengers are their bombing and wanting to cripple the economy, not knowing they are crippling themselves, God will forever be God.

    • molarah

      August 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Lol…I don’t think these are oil deposits. The reports made mention of petrol and diesel – processed crude oil products – so this is most likely an oil spillage issue. This is not the first time it is happening: many years ago, the same thing was reported, around the same area (Ipaja).

    • The Real Oma

      August 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      @Prince, that is a very myopic way of looking at the Niger Delta issue… and no, i am not from that region.

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