‘Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria’, US warns citizens

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria where statement

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos issued a security alert warning its citizens in Nigeria to exercise caution while travelling and residing in Nigeria and added that crime is endemic in Nigeria.  The U.S. agencies disclosed this in a press release by on Wednesday. Accordingly, the release read: “Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, ranging from petty street crime to carjacking, and crime levels tend to increase during the holidays.  It is prudent to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday events.” Furthermore, it…

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NNPC says no cause for alarm over gas pipeline rupture

Lagos-Ibadan-expressway-gas-pipeline-rupture happens Wednesday morning

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured of safety around the scene of a gas pipeline rupture along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A press release by the NNPC spokesperson, Dr Kennie Obateru, stated that the gas pipeline rupture which was caused by a construction company carrying out excavation work in the area resulted in gas leakage which was promptly contained through the efforts of NNPC Team, officials from the Lagos State Government, and other stakeholders.  “The impacted section of the pipeline has been isolated and the pipeline depressurized such that…

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