The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC Niger state command said no life was lost after the search and rescue operations at scene of the recent Pipeline explosion that occurred in Dangodagbe, Niger state.
NSCDC in a statement signed by Ibrahim Yahaya,Public Relations officer,Niger state Command,, however said three persons who sustained severe injury at the scene of the burst pipeline have been evacuated to the hospital for comprehensive medical treatment.
The statement added that some suspects have been arrested for attempting to scope fuel from the burst pipelines while some vehicles were also destroyed due to the inferno.
“The NSCDC Niger state command wishes to warn citizens, including villagers and commuters along the axid of the explosion to stay away from the scene for now pending the return of normalcy to the affected areas.
Finally commuters along Minna Suleja road are advised to obey all traffic instructions at this period.” Ibrahim Yahaya stated.
It will be recalled that there was an explosion on one of the pipelines of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) located along DANGODAGBE village popularly known as Pago under PAIKORO Local Government Council of Niger State on the 8th of July 2018 at about 5am,
According to NSCDC another explosion also occurred at about 5:30pm on the same pipeline which was reportedly contained by the response agencies.
According to Yahaya, the cause of the explosions were still uncertain, he said experts from NNPC Headquarters have been dispatched to find out the main cause of the incidence.
Meanwhile, the NSCDC and other sister agencies including the police, fire service among others have cordoned off the entire Dangodagbe village to avert human casualties and protection of properties.