12 July 2015, Yenagoa – Victims of the Agip pipeline explosion that claimed 12 persons along the Tebidaba-Clough Creek line in the Azuzuama area of the State were on Sunday identified.
Among them were staff of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Environment and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), six staffers of a maintenance team of a local oil servicing company known as M.G Vogas Nigerian Limited, two members of Agip staff and a soldier.
An indigene of the host community of Azuzuama, who was sent to accompany the Joint Investigation Visit team by the Community Surveillance contractors was also burnt to death in the incident.
Sources close to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Environment said following persistent calls from newsmen that an official statement will be issued after a meeting of the State Commissioners of Information and Environment with the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson.
*Segun James – Thisday