Thursday, July 23, 2015

Over 100 NNPC Pipeline Vandals Die In Arepo

Sympathisers wept profusely in Arepo area of Ogun State yesterday as no fewer than 110 suspected petroleum pipeline vandals were roasted to death. The incident occurred along the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline.

Leadership gathered that the vandals were scooping fuel when it ignited the fire, which raged for several hours.

When this reporter visited the scene, some survivors and other people were seen trying to put out the inferno.


Some people could not identify the corpses of their family members and friends, while those who recogised their relatives moved the bodies in canoes.

The management of NNPC was said to have called the policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism.

Some policemen were stranded because of the swamp, and could not reach the scene where corpses were being removed.

One police officer said, “The vandals attacked members of OPC. We were, however, invited by NNPC to come and secure the area while repairs will be done on the security post. People who were roasted in this inferno should be 110. The best thing to use here is helicopter because it is not motorable”.

The newly posted officer in charge of the taskforce, Valentine Olumese, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) who was also at the scene, said that the police had completed plans to take over the protection of the area. “The tent that was destroyed will be repaired and access to the scene will be created. Our men will maintain presence.”



25 comments:

  1. Why weep for dem? Dey are vandals

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  2. Despite dd government's plea, people still vandalize


    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  3. Sad. Why vandalising pipeline in the first instance

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  4. Left with ne , dis is no issue besides dis has happened in d past yet people aren't learning

    Fibonnachi omogbai

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  5. Jeeez!. Nevertheless, may their soul still rest in peace

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  6. Good news

    Yes I am sorry they died... But it will serve as a lesson to others



    @Galore

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  7. Upon all the warning well may there weeping soul rest in peace.

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  8. Wow. People wil never learn. See wat greed has caused them now

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  9. I beg make they protect the area well ooo

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  10. Fire everywhere God have mercy

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  11. I do not pity them because they got what they called for

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  12. Ogun state is too prone to bad things

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  13. And some people will still go back there tomorrow to try again.
    I wonder if the souls of these ones can rest.

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