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Investigation commences on Imo state pipeline explosion


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has begun an investigation into the pipeline explosion that happened in Etekwuru community, Imo state in the early hours of Tuesday.

Chimeziri Lowell, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, in charge of the command, told Newsmen that officers had been dispatched to the location of the explosion to control the scene in order to avoid further tampering of the oil facilities.

He revealed that the activities of oil bunkers on the pipelines were the cause of the explosion in the area.

Lowell further confirmed that there was no sign of loss of life during the accident at the moment and the level of damage has not been estimated but assured Newsmen that details will be communicated to them after thorough investigations.

Meanwhile, some residents in the area are currently expressing fears that an explosion could be a plot to obstruct the Etekwuru from getting the benefits they ought to derive as an oil-producing community.

While some believed that it could be an act of rebellion against the overflowing unattended needs that are of concern to the community at large.

Stakeholders also expressed their displeasures towards the accident, condemning the activities of the oil bunkers who are putting the lives of the people in danger.

Source Vanguard
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