On Sunday July 24, there was a serious gas explosion at Nsit Ibom LGA in Akwa Ibom state.
The explosion which happened around 11:30pm when residents were asleep was due to a pipeline in the local government. Fire fighters scrambled to put the fire away which turned the sky red with thick dark smoke.
No information yet on the pipeline gas explosion but early this morning, notorious militant group, Niger Delta Avengers claimed responsibility as they released the below statement on their website:
Welcome to Niger Delta Avengers
Sunday, July 24, 2016
NNPC PIPELINE HIT AT NSIT-IBOM.
11:30pm on Sunday, the NDA blow up Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), gas pipeline at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A, Akwa Ibom state. NNPC should check their pipeline if it’s “system Anomaly”.
Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo. Spokesperson.
Photos from the scene below: