Sequel to the pipeline explosions experienced lately at various villages in Osisioma Ngwa local government area of Abia State as a result of leakages at various points of the pipeline in Abia State, which resulted to loss of many lives and property and as well left many injured with various degree of burns, and consequent upon the need to forestall further loss of lives of Abians, it has become necessary to declare such dangerous spots along the NNPC pipeline unsafe.
Therefore, the following spotted areas (villages) along the pipeline where leakages have occurred within Abia State and particularly in Osisioma Ngwa local government area of Abia State , are hereby declared as unsafe to wit- Umuaduru, Umuimo, Geometric Area, Umuka, Mbutu, Amuzu Ibeku, Okpuala Aro Umueje, Umuohia, Aro-Umuonyeukwu, Amavo and Umueke villages.
Safety signs and apparatuses, will be made available to relevant security agencies operating within the area.
The said areas are to be cordoned off by these security agencies pending when proper repairs are effected on the said spots and the Pipeline adjudged safe.
Barr Chizuru Kanu
Honorable Commissioner For Petroleum, Abia State