The Senate has set up a panel to investigate causes of the pipeline explosion. Initial reports stated that at least 24 people died, while others say 150.
Nigerian Senate Blames Oil Firms for Death of Over 150 Citizens
Guardian, 17 October 2018
Nigerian Senate on Wednesday blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for the death of over 150 Nigerians involved in… Read more »
Abia Explosion - Nigerian Officials Give Conflicting Casualty Figures
Premium Times, 18 October 2018
There is an embarrassing confusion over the number of persons killed in Friday's explosion at a pipeline of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Umuaduru and… Read more »
Abia Pipeline Explosion - 150 Dead
Vanguard, 15 October 2018
THE death toll from last Friday's Osisioma pipeline explosion in Abia is said to have risen to over 24, even as Eze Ikechukwu Chiavoghilefu, Chairman, Osisioma Local Government… Read more »
Osisioma Pipeline Explosion Death Toll Hits 200
Vanguard, 16 October 2018
THE death toll from last Friday Osisioma fuel pipeline explosion has risen to 200, even as protesting youths from the host communities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,… Read more »
Death Toll in Abia Pipeline Explosion Rises to 150
This Day, 15 October 2018
As the death toll in the recent pipeline explosion in Abia State hits 150, Senator Theodore Orji, has called on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to hasten up and… Read more »
'There May Be More Pipeline Fires in Abia Communities'
Guardian, 15 October 2018
A group in Abia State, Osisioma Ngwa Youths Congress (ONYC) has warned imminent pipeline explosion in their community.Public Relations Officer of the group, Princewill Nwabueze,… Read more »
Death Toll Rises to 24 in Abia Pipeline Explosion - Police
Vanguard, 14 October 2018
The death toll from Friday's oil pipeline explosion in two Abia communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state has risen to 24, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Anthony… Read more »
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