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Technical Fault Caused NNPC Gas Pipeline Explosion – Police Confirms

Technical Fault Caused NNPC Gas Pipeline Explosion – Police Confirms

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The Akwa Ibom Police Command has confirmed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Gas pipeline explosion in Obotim Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

The State Commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Uyo, reportedly confirmed  and  attributed the explosion to a technical fault.

“This is no militancy attack. Our men are on ground and the fire service had put off the fire. It is confirmed that there is an explosion in Obotim Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state. People from the pipeline confirmed that the pipelines are old and overdue for servicing. There are technical problems in the gas pipeline,’’ Mani said.

The Police Commissioner, however, reportedly said that there was no casualty and no house was destroyed as a result of the explosion.

He affirmed that his officers and men were on ground, that the place was well-condoned and secured.

“Our men are putting finishing touches, our people are completely on ground and the place is well condoned and secured. We are waiting for the experts to give us their reports, so that we can write our report too on the incident,’’ Mani said.

The Police Commissioner, however, said that there was no casualty and no house was destroyed as a result of the explosion.

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