By Busolami Idowu
Fire has engulfed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline near the sleepy town of Adeje in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State near Warri, on Saturday evening.
The cause of the fire couldn’t be ascertained as saturday evening. The Niger-Delta security Joint Task Force (JTF) with a machine guns were seen near the scene ensuring that nobody who had no business in the area was allowed to go near the fire.
Adeje town is between Warri and Sapele and have in the past witnessed pipeline fires as a result of pipeline vandalism and petroleum products theft in the which has become a usual occurence in the area.
Efforts to ascertain the cause of the fire from the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company was however unsuccessful, even as the curious presence of the ambulance in the area could not be explained