Pipeline Explosion Hits Imo Community

 Pipeline Explosion Hits Imo Community

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A pipeline exploded in Etekwuru community in Ohaji Egbema local government area of Imo State in the early hours of Today.

This was confirmed to by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Imo State Command, Chimeziri Lowell, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Chimeziri stated that the explosion was caused by illegal oil bunkering activities by some thugs in the community.

The number and quantity of casualties are yet unknown.

Etekwuru is one of the oil-producing communities located in Imo State.

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