Several individuals have been injured as they scooped fuel from a broken oil pipeline at Dagbo-Pogbo community, Niger State.
Although nobody died in the incident, the people were injured when the pipeline exploded engulfing farmlands and houses belonging to more than 20 villages around the substation.
As at the time of filing this report, Firefighters had arrived on the scene and were seen battling to put out the blaze that erupted from the vandalised pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Also, officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the police as well as that of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NISEMA) were also present at the scene of the incident.
It was also gathered that the NNPC had started the evacuation of Oil tankers in the area to prevent a spread of the inferno.
There has been a spike in the incidence of fires relating to oil tankers and installations across the country including the fatal explosion of an oil tanker on Otedola Bridge, Berger in which 11 people lost their lives and 53 vehicles were destroyed.