The Chairman of Peace Estate CDA, Barr. Idowu Kokumo, has recommended ways to tackle pipeline vandalism in Baruwa/Idowu Egba area of Alimosho.
Kokumo made this known in an interview with Our Community following Thursday’s pipeline fire outbreak in the area that left two persons dead.
This paper can report that the NNPC pipeline that caught fire lies between Peace Estate in Baruwa area of Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA and Idowu Egba area of Egbe-Idimu LCDA.
Kokumo, a legal practitioner, blamed the incident on the activities of pipeline vandals.
He stated that the incident would continue until government ensures connecting roads are constructed in the area.
“It will keep recurring until they manage to construct all the connecting roads close to the pipelines.
“That’s why you find out that these vandals continue to attack these pipelines because the roads connecting these communities have not been put in place.
“The bush we have around the area have become like something covering these people up.
“Except we make the road busy by constructing the roads that are supposed to connect these communities, the issue will keep reoccurring,” Kokumo said.
The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Fire Service, Amodu Shakiru, said that the men of the service had mobilised to the scene.
However, in a phone interview with Our Community, he stated that it was too early to determine the number of casualties.
“We are aware of the incident and have been on top of the matter since 10am this morning.
“It is still too early to determine the number of casualties because the operation is still ongoing. However one casualty has been recovered from the fire,” he said.
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