Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has disclosed the shocking discovery of a major oil bunkering and distribution hub in Lagos.
The Minister discovered on an inspection that at Roberts Village around Atlas cove, its “System 2B” line had been vandalized and vandals had set up an outlet for stealing and then distributing petrol.
Hundreds of jerry cans and tools used in vandalizing the pipelines were discovered buried beneath the sand.
The discovery is worrisome for Nigeria as two of Nigeria’s four refineries have been forced to abandon operations as a result of the activities of vandals.
Continuous sabotage by communities where these pipelines lie constitute a danger to Nigeria’s efforts to fully utilize its refineries.