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KILLER KEROSENE: One Dead, Two In Critical Condition In Delta State Blasts

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One person is reported dead, two others are receiving treatment for injuries as series of explosions continue to rock Bomadi Council Area of Delta State. The explosions most likely happened because of adulterated kerosene usage.

explosions-firesThere have been several blasts in different parts of the community. Mrs. Dinnes Ekpe, mother-of-three from Enekorogha community, has died on the way to a local hospital due to poor accessibility to medical facilities in the area. Two other victims, Mrs. Bideke Smith, mother-of-six, and Mrs. Joy Kenneth are battling for their lives in Bomadi hospitals.

“The once beautiful woman is now like a living ghost after the explosion of the fire incidence,” an eyewitness says. The woman was cooking when the stove exploded and the flames engulfed her. The neighbours put off the fire and rushed her to a hospital. The woman is responding to treatment but, is, according to the witness, “wrapped in bandages.”

It seems that fears of kerosene explosion now pervade the riverside communities of the state, as adulterated kerosene is being sold there. People live in constant fear of accidents caused by using the adulterated kerosene.

Community leader Chief Richard Enaredei confirmed prevalence of the “killer” kerosene in the Ijaw-speaking communities in Delta State.

He said: “The fear generated by kerosene explosion in the communities is causing families to shun the use of kerosene, which is the people’s only means of cooking. Many people are lying critical ill in the hospital as a result of injuries suffered from kerosene fire incidents.”

He appealed to state and Federal governments to investigate the explosions.

A relative of one of the victims said his sister bought the kerosene from a filling station in Bomadi. Another source, however, traced the adulterated kerosene to products of the local illegal refineries across the Niger Delta region.

Apparently, filling stations purchase vast amounts of products from local refineries at cheaper amount, mix them and sell them back to consumers at the official pump price for greater profit. The business is booming due to the high patronage by registered filling stations, the source alleged.

Nigeria is one of the largest oil and gas producers in the world. But larger part of the nation’s oil revenue goes to illegal oil dealers. The average Nigerian lives below $1 daily as poverty benchmark.

The NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) has previously warned Nigerians, especially those residing in Delta and Edo States, to desist from buying kerosene from unauthorized outlets and dealers as they run the risk of buying adulterated product that could result in explosions and fire accidents.

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#EndSars: “I Was Paid N500 To Bring A Knife To The Protest Ground” – Man Confesses (VIDEO)

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A young Nigerian who was caught wielding a knife at the embattled #EndSARS protest ongoing in Nigeria has revealed that he was paid to take it to the protest grounds.

According to the yet-to-be-identified youngster during an interrogation, he was given 500 naira including his partner to take knives to the venue where the protest was taking place.

He was captured in a video holding a sharp knife and confessing about his actions and who commissioned him to do so.

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D’banj backs #EndSARS protesters, says “I know what it means to lose a child”

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Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), better known by his stage name D’banj has said he stands in solidarity with Nigerian youths who are condemning police brutality and raising awareness about the extrajudicial killings carried out by SARS operatives in Nigeria.

The singer who lost his son two years ago said he understands the pain of losing one’s child so he can relate to the pains Nigerians feel about the death of young Nigerians.

He wrote:

I know what it means to be in pain, to lose a child and a loved one, so I know the pain my brothers and sisters are going through and my heart is heavy

I pray God grants us the healing and restoration we so deeply need in our country and that our lights can once again shine
As a Nigerian youth,I try my best to never give up especially when it seems the hardest, so I urge you to do the same.

I stand in solidarity with the Nigerian youth. I stand for restructuring of the Nation system
On that note,we move, we never give up,till we get to the top of the world!
ABUJA ;pls where is the location for the ?? #ReformtheNation #EndSars

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Suspected hoodlums set cars ablaze after clashing with Abuja #EndSARS protesters

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Suspected hoodlums attacked EndSARS protesters and set some vehicles on fire at Kabusa Junction in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja today October 19.

According to a Nigerian man who recorded the video posted online, the cars destroyed belong to car dealers who have showrooms in Apo.

The thugs reportedly stormed the area riding on motorcycles and armed with machetes and other weapons. They attacked the protesters and reportedly went on to set fire to the cars owned by the car dealers.

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