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Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Tolexander(m): 10:52am On Dec 19, 2012
Scores of oil thieves were yesterday feared to have been burnt to death, while scooping fuel at a site of vandalised pipeline in Ije-Ododo, near Ijegun in Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos, when an NNPC oil pipeline exploded. A witness said the raging fire started when about 30 oil thieves loaded in two canoes arrived the scene and started scooping fuel into hundreds of 50 kilogramme jerry cans.

Daily Sun learnt that luck ran out on them, when a mysterious fire started and engulfed the environment, including the thieves, their jerry cans and other materials. The fire raged for several hours, as fire fighters stayed away from the scene of the inferno. Some men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) and NNPC officials were at the scene to assess the situation.

The NSCDC officer who simply identified himself as Mr. Baiye said: “You can see that the fire is still raging. We can’t go far to examine the damaged pipeline or know the number of people killed because the pipeline is buried under water.” Residents of Ije-Ododo who spoke in separate interviews alleged that the suspected oil thieves who vandalised the pipeline conspired with the police in their nefarious activities. Confirming the incident, the Information Officer, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, for South West, Ibrahim Farinloye said NEMA was informed about the incident.

He said both state and federal firefighters were at the scene of the inferno but could not do much because it required a technical way to handle. However, residents of the community blamed the authority of the NNPC for the explosion. According to them, such explosion had become an annual ritual. They questioned the motive behind the withdrawal of security men guarding the pipeline facilities in Oke Agemo axis of the area.

According to the traditional ruler of the community, Alhaji Chief Tajudeen Suberu Ododo, the inability of firefighters to put off the fire was because of the inaccessible road to the scene. A resident, who identified himself as Isiaka Bello Ajadi told Daily Sun that: “The fire started around 10:00p.m on Monday night and it was very serious that many people started running away from the scene.” “Since 1996, we have been writing and appealing to NNPC to sandfill that road and links us with Abule Ado but they have refused to answer us. See what has happened now.”

Meanwhile many residents of the community have since Monday night been relocating from the scene of the incident for fear of escalation of the inferno, even as Fire Service men, National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) officials are still battling to put out the fire.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/cover/scores-of-oil-thieves-feared-killed-in-lagos-pipeline-fire/
 
 
 
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by fkaz(m): 12:56pm On Dec 19, 2012
PORVERTY, may their soul RIP
 
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by jamp: 5:04pm On Dec 19, 2012
WHY SO MANY HIDDEN POSTS

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Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by feelamong(m): 5:06pm On Dec 19, 2012
Does being poor make people think like idi.ots?

any way RIP!! if only GEJ had made life little easier
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Babymama1: 5:07pm On Dec 19, 2012
Judging from the hundreds of lives that have been lost to this sort of thing,why would people still risk their lives to do this
Always they end up being roasted to death and without fail the same pattern repeats
Poverty is a terrible thing.
Shame on the leaders that have fed fat on the same oil and turned the masses to beggars
They are partly responsible for all these deaths

 
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Youngzedd(m): 5:10pm On Dec 19, 2012
feelamong: Does being poor make people think like idi.ots?

any way RIP!! if only GEJ had made life little easier

Those guys involved are idiots, a times how some people reason.
Idiots! just imagine what bunch of idiots have caused to the people leaving around there.

RIH (Rest In Hell)
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Babymama1: 5:10pm On Dec 19, 2012
He said both state and federal firefighters were at the scene of the inferno but could not do much because it required a technical way to handle

Same story always
Useless firemen,why are they being paid
The fire required technical handling shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
I have heard it all
Same way 5 children burnt to death because their vehicle no fit enter the neighborhood
Sometimes their hose is too short or they don't have water
Shame on all the leaders of that land
Where is Fashola,Jonathan dey Abuja,,this is happening in his state,what is he doing about his useless firemen that cannot put out fire

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Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by TableLeg(m): 5:14pm On Dec 19, 2012
undecided
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by houstonia: 5:16pm On Dec 19, 2012
I GUESS THE REAL OIL THIEVES ARE BEHIND THIS. THE GOVT MUSTA PAID FOR 'EM TO BE HIDDEN. LOL
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by pekelepekele(m): 5:16pm On Dec 19, 2012
jamp: WHY SO MANY HIDDEN POSTS

It's because they said too much truth

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Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Orpelin: 5:18pm On Dec 19, 2012
let govt provide employment opportunities for all and see if all these teething problem will not reduce.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by iv4fb: 5:22pm On Dec 19, 2012
they are no oil thieves, they were just interested in 4-litre and 20-litre oil to keep spirit and soul together
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by honeric01(m): 5:22pm On Dec 19, 2012
Should i feel pity of people who went on suicide mission?
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Hailedin9ja: 5:22pm On Dec 19, 2012
It's because they said too much truth
grin

Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by MumZ: 5:47pm On Dec 19, 2012
Awoof n Greed. Dey neva learn, anoda set ll go n scoop fuel 2mrw even after hearn dis story.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by ebamma3: 6:02pm On Dec 19, 2012
Get rich or burn trying
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by GeJ79: 6:24pm On Dec 19, 2012
NAIRALAND GO SOON TURN PDP........HIDDEN POST EVERYWHERE .

NO MORE EXPRESSION OF OPINION AGAIN ABI.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by mychaella(f): 6:43pm On Dec 19, 2012
It's official, people. Nigerian journalism has gone to the dogs. What on God's green earth is "mysterious fire". That was spontaneous combustion, you dimwiits.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Babymama1: 7:07pm On Dec 19, 2012
mychaella: It's official, people. Nigerian journalism has gone to the dogs. What on God's green earth is "mysterious fire". That was spontaneous combustion, you dimwiits.

Na today
I am surprised the report didn't tell us how they burnt profusely before they gave up the ghost
Then immediately the police stormed the place and swung into action
No be the Naija method of reporting?


Most likely someone came with a source that sparked a fire
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by sundaybam(m): 8:34pm On Dec 19, 2012
They just wasted their life's because of money. Gosh...
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by lif2uz(m): 8:53pm On Dec 19, 2012
[quote author=Baby mama]

[color=#990000]Same story always
Useless firemen,why are they being paid
The fire required technical handling shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
I have heard it all
Same way 5 children burnt to death because their vehicle no fit enter the neighborhood
Sometimes their hose is too short or they don't have water
Shame on all the leaders of that land
Where is Fashola,Jonathan dey Abuja,,this is happening in his state,what is he doing about his useless firemen that cannot put out fire
sist, abeg take am easy! I know say u de vex die.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Martini101(m): 10:38pm On Dec 19, 2012
Am nt supporting people scooping oil from burst oil pipeline but as Dead body no dey talk now. They hav labeld them oil thieves cos they cant defend themselves when they all know d real oil thieves. RIP to the dead sha.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by enyice(m): 10:54pm On Dec 19, 2012
It behoves me to think that common sense has all of a sudden become the rarest commodity on earth...
My people perish for lack of knowledge... RIP.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by Martini101(m): 1:25am On Dec 20, 2012
enyice: It behoves me to think that common sense has all of a sudden become the rarest commodity on earth...
My people perish for lack of knowledge... RIP.
. And ur point is?
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by coretechng(m): 5:43am On Dec 20, 2012
GOD HAVE MERCY.

Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by lumeneng22: 6:16am On Dec 20, 2012
All those ilaje boys never die finish? Na so them dey come steal for night for aeromarintine.
Re: Oil Thieves Killed In Lagos Pipeline Fire by enyice(m): 5:08pm On Dec 21, 2012
Martini101: . And ur point is?

My point is.... Knowing an obvious danger and consciously embarking on it.

Everyday, we hear news of pipeline explosion as a result of pipeline vandalisation and the casualities, yet, we have aggressively refused to heed to warnings and take caution.

The results has always been ANARCHY, TEARS and CHAOS.

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