No fewer than 100 persons involved in vandalisation of oil pipelines and theft of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) were reportedly killed on Wednesday while trying to steal the product from an oil facility at Arepo near Lagos State.
A source who pleaded anonymity revealed that the vandals had already concluded their operation and were about to leave when their speed boat failed to start, yet they persisted in trying to get the machinery to work.
“It was while trying to start the speedboat that there was a spark. I learnt that many people died, but more than 100 of them were so burnt that we could not even recognize their faces,” the witness stated.
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