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Port Harcourt Soot : See Photos of Bunkery Boat on Fire

Here are photos of smoke from an oil bunkery boat burnt by the Nigerian Navy according to sources.

Incident took place this morning along Woji flyover, close to Golf Estate early 7AM this mornining (Thursday April 26, 2018).

There had been outcry over the recurrent soot in the oil rich state capital.

According to unconfirmed reports, the Nigerian army burnt the boat which contained unconfirmed quantity of diesel suspected to be from illegal refineries.

However, when resident called the fire service to extinguish the fire, the source revealed that the Navy, who were at the spot prevented the fire service team from doing their job.

There had been accusations and counter accusations by the Rivers State Government that the security agencies are responsible for the soot, as they keep burning illegal refineries indiscriminately without considering the environmental hazard. However, the state nor the federal government have not come up with a lasting solution, either to stop the illegal refineries or the source of the soot without causing harms.

 

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