OIL BUNKERING CAUSE OF SUNDAY FIRE OUTBREAK IN PORT HARCOURT
~ says Rivers Council chairman
…as fire service intervenes
The fire incident that occurred close to Zenith Bank at the Rumuokoro axis of Port Harcourt in Rivers State has been attributed to the activities of illegal petroleum products popularly called “kpofire”.
Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Barr GEORGE ARIOLU, during a visit to the scene of the fire incident on Sunday afternoon, said every fire outbreak is cause by human activities, be it legal or illegal.
Barr ARIOLU noted that the Rumuokoro fire incident was caused by illegal trading and storage of unauthorized petroleum products.
“Fire incident don’t just happen, they’re caused by human activities, whether legal or illegal.
“If you go back to the point it started, you will see that this is a clear incident of illegal oil bunkering, that is what is there and that is the cause of the fire, which is condemnable.
“These are unpatriotic citizens of this nation, that is what we have discovered here”.
BraveViews correspondent reports that officials of the Rivers State Fire Service were on hand to put off the fire.