September 19, 2021

Suspects vandalise NNPC pipeline in Lagos, steal petrol

Suspects vandalise NNPC pipeline in Lagos, steal petrol..

A pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has been vandalised by suspected vandals in the Igando-Ikotun area of Lagos State.

The Punch gathered that the suspects vandalised the pipeline in a bid to steal petrol in the early hours of Friday.

The suspects, while fleeing the premises after perpetrating the crime, were said to have abandoned the punctured area of the pipeline.

Petrol content, which was gushing out of the punctured area of the pipeline, reportedly flooded drainage channels connecting various streets including Omoboriowo Street, Old and New Garage Junctions in Ikotun.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, while confirming the incident, said there was no loss of life.

He stated that emergency responders had blocked the punctured area of the pipeline and stopped further leakage of petrol.

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