Monday, June 29, 2015

Explosions rock Agip facilities in Rivers

Some of the facilities belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company exploded and went up in flames causing fear and apprehension for residents in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday.
Some indigenes and residents of Ebeocha town, who were getting set for their various businesses, were jolted by the deafening sound of the explosion.      
An eyewitness told The PUNCH that no casualty was recorded as fire fighters from Agip and Total Exploration and Production firms had raced to the place to put out the inferno that emanated from the explosion.
“Nobody was injured and nobody died. When it happened, fire service men came almost immediately to fight the fire. We cannot really say what actually caused the explosion.
Speaking on the incident, the Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Mr. Augustine Ahiamadu, dismissed speculations that the incident could be as a result of sabotage.
Security operatives have since been drafted to the place, even as some people, who believed there would be more explosions, had begun to leave Ebeocha town

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