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Over 20 Dead in Tragic Fire Outbreak at Alleged Oil Theft Site in Rivers State

As investigations continue into the tragic fire outbreak at the alleged oil theft site in Ovelle-Nvakaohia village, Rumuekpe community, in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, authorities are calling for stricter measures to be put in place to curb oil theft and bunkering in the region.

According to reports, the illicit activities of oil thieves have been on the rise in recent times, with many resorting to dangerous methods to extract crude oil from pipelines, resulting in significant damage to the environment and loss of lives.

The Rivers State Government has expressed deep concern over the incident and promised to take appropriate action to ensure that such tragedies do not occur again. The government has also called on security agencies to intensify efforts to apprehend and prosecute those involved in oil theft and related crimes.

Meanwhile, residents of the affected community are still in shock and mourning the loss of their loved ones. Many are calling for better economic opportunities to be provided by the government to discourage youths from engaging in illegal activities such as oil theft.

The tragedy serves as a reminder of the need for concerted efforts to be made to address the root causes of oil theft and bunkering in the Niger Delta region. Until such measures are put in place, the risk of further tragedies like this one remains high


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Alleged Emohua Rivers State


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