Lagos — Aiteo has confirmed that the fire incident reported at its Nembe Creek Trunk Line, NCTL, on Sunday, April 21, 2019 has been completely put out.
The company said in a statement in Lagos that the security team conducted further inspections at various times on Monday, April 22 and confirms this position.
It stated that in line with regulatory requirements, a Joint Investigation Visit, JIV, comprising security and regulatory agencies, community representatives and Aiteo 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,” Aiteo said.
According to the company, the Joint Task Force, JTF, has confirmed that sabotage of the pipeline at Awoba, Rivers State, was responsible for the fire. JTF has also identified some culprits and is set to take necessary action, the company stated.
Aiteo assured that it was working on further site preparation and mobilisation of specialised equipment to the swamps for further remedial action to facilitate a quick return to full functionality. Further information will be made available as soon as these occur, it added.