The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command has expressed her worries over the fire incident caused by illegal bunkering activities at a location border between Oquzi in Ogba/Egbema /Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State and Abeji in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
In a press statement by the State Command Spokesperson, DSC Olufemi Ayodele, he stated that the fire occurred in an illegal bunkering site situated at the boundary between Rivers State and Imo State leading to the death of men, women and children in hundreds who were burnt beyond recognition at the early hours of Saturday 23rd April, 2022.
The State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command Abu Tambuwal said the Command condemns all act of sabotaging the economy of the nation, environmental degradation, fire outbreak through oil bunkering activities. He affirmed that the Command under his watch will not leave any stone unturned in the fight against illegal dealings in petroleum products, oil theft and illegal bunkering activities.
While commiserating with the families and loved ones of the bereaved, Tambuwal commended the efforts of the security agencies Nigerian Army, DSS Nigeria Police and the NSCDC who carried out emergency response, crowd control and adequate security in the environment to prevent nefarious activities by hoodlums