December 27 2023

Rivers State in Crisis: How 25 youths burnt alive

Tragedy struck Rivers State as 25 youths burnt to ashes in oil explosion with tens of households in pains this Yuletide

Tens of households are in severe pain this Yuletide in Rivers State. More than 25 oil thieves were burnt to ashes and many others are in hospital with varying degrees of injury.

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The sad incident occured on Sunday December 24 at Omoku, Ogba/Egebema/Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers.

Speaking under anonymity, a source said most of the victims are youths.

“It is a very terrible incident. Imagine the death of 25 people in such a time. We learnt some youths bust a company pipeline.

“If you go to the General Hospital and other private clinics in Omoku, you will see many of the injured people scattered all over the place in both government and private hospitals taking treatment,” the source said.

While expressing his sympathy, the Assistant Secretary of a vigilante group in the area, Onelga Security Peace Advisory Council, Emeka Agbabere, said that, despite excessive campaign to end oil bunkering, that youths still refused to listen.

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