*Fire completely put out, culprits identified
Lagos — Aiteo has confirmed sabotage as the reason behind the fire outbreak which occurred within the right of way of the Nembe Creek Trunk Line, NCTL at Awoba on Sunday.
A statement signed by its corporate communications manager, Ndiana-Abasi Matthew disclosed that a Security team conducted further inspections at various times yesterday and confirmed this position.
However, the company said the fire had been completely put out after its team was able to access the site.
In line with regulatory requirements, Mr. Ndiana said a Joint Investigation Visit, JIV comprising security and regulatory agencies, as well as community representatives, including Aiteo’s personnel, would be constituted and deployed to the site to attend to the necessary incident formalities.
“This team is expected at the incident site imminently”.
Its joint task force on security team was also able to identify some culprits and is set to act as is necessary.
Aiteo said it is working on further site preparation and mobilization of specialised equipment to the swamps for further remedial action to facilitate a quick return to full functionality.