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A huge explosion resulted to a fire that gutted a section of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Pogo village, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger on Sunday.

PoliticsNGR gathered that the Niger Police Command on Sunday had deployed armed personnel to prevent people from scooping petroleum products at the NNPC pipeline that exploded in Dagbo community, Paikoro Local Government Area.

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The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Mr Dibal Yakadi, said that deployment became necessary in view of the lightening that occurred following a downpour on Saturday night which led to the explosion of NNPC’s pipeline in the area.

Alhaji Ahmed Inga, Director-General Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), told newsmen that the situation is very pathetic.

He advised people living in the neighbouring villages to vacate immediately as state fire service was still battling to out the fire.

According to him, they cannot assured residents of the nearby villages of their safety because of the gravity of the fire.

He also appealed to the villagers who have petrol in their houses to take them away to avoid being trapped by fire.

He lamented that despite the number of fire fighting machines the fire is still raging uncontrollably.

He said that the fire service personnel are doing everything humanly possible to bring the situation under control.

He, however, advised villagers around the depot to vacate the entire area for their own safety.

” I can’t guarantee their safety because of the enormity of the raging fire at hand” he said.

The police commissioner, had also directed Paikoro Divisional Police officer to ensure all trucks are evacuated far away from the depot to Minna metropolis.

” We have directed truck owners to immediately remove their trucks to Minna town for their good as well neighbouring villages around the NNPC to a more secure area,” he said.

The Director, Health and Safety of the NNPC, Mr Alexander Egwudale, who confirmed the incidents, however, decline comments.


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Updated on September 12, 2018 at 10:15 am