“There was an explosion at an artisanal refining site in Egbema-Ndoni Local Authorities Area, Rivers State, earlier immediately. The incident claimed a number of lives, particularly those engaged within the unlawful oil refining and bunkering.
“The incident continues to be under investigation regardless that the raging inferno has subsided.
“That area is among the oil theft inclined locations.
“An incident just like this occurred in 2020 in that axis. Further updates on the incident can be introduced whereas obligatory motion is being taken to forestall any further ugly scenario,” Musa instructed NAN.