5 oil thieves have been killed by an explosion following their makes an attempt to vandalise a crude oil pipeline in Bayelsa State.
The incident reportedly occurred at a gasoline pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Firm linking Azagbene in Ekeremor and different communities in Southern Ijaw areas of the state.
The suspected oil thieves had been mentioned to have tried to destroy the pipeline utilizing dynamites once they ran out of luck.
It was learnt that two of the vandals had been roasted to loss of life whereas three others had been burnt past recognition.
The Chairman, Central Zone Chairman, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, Mr. Tare Porri, confirming the incident to Punch that the explosion occurred on a gasoline pipeline belonging to NAOC.
Porri said, “The incident occurred between the communities of Azagbene and Okpotuari and the victims of the explosion had been from Azagbene neighborhood.”
“They wished to vandalise an Agip pipeline by detonating dynamite. However one thing went improper they usually detonated it on themselves.’