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Gas Explosion: NSCDC Takes Action, Seize 1,900 Expired Gas Cylinders

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State command has collaborated with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), today to begin the evacuation of decommissioned LPG gas cylinders in Kaduna state.

This the corp noted was necessitated by the need to forestall disasters arising from the further explosion of gas cylinders.

The corp noted that it has retrieved 1,931 decommissioned cylinders and eight suspects were arrested from three different locations in the state.

In a statement that was issued and signed by the NSCDC Kaduna Command Public Relations Officer, ASC Orndiir Terzungwe, he noted that there have been investigations conducted by the corps on the suspects and all the exhibits are entrusted in the care of the keeper.

“It has been uncovered that decommissioned (expired) cylinders which are perforated and disposed of by Total were been refurbished by welders and sold back to unsuspecting persons.” He said

On January 4th, 2020 Sabon-Tasha residents in Chikun Local Government Area of the state witnessed a tragedy blamed on gas explosion which resulted in huge loss of properties and lives including a Professor of Physics from Ahmadu Bello University.

As a result, the corp is putting measures in place to forestall future occurrences.



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