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Benue explosion: Tanker drivers risk jail term – FRSC

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The Benue State Sector Commander, Federal Highway Security Corps, Yakubu Mohammad, has mentioned that tanker drivers not complying to straightforward security guidelines would threat jail time period if caught.

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Mohammed mentioned this whereas giving causes for fixed tanker explosions in Nigeria.

On the heels of the tanker explosion that rocked the Oshigbudu neighborhood in Agatu Native Authorities Space of Benue State on Sunday, Mohammad blamed the non-usage of security valves to protect in opposition to spillage when tankers have been concerned in crashes, resulting in spillage and the attendant destruction.

He warned petroleum tanker homeowners in opposition to the non-usage of security valves.

In an announcement signed by the command’s Public Training Officer, Oladele Meshach, the sector commander warned all petroleum tanker homeowners to make sure the instant set up of security valves on their tankers to guard lives, property and the merchandise that the autos convey.

The sector commander vowed that any driver caught in contravention of the usual would threat going to jail.

Mohammad lamented that it was disheartening to see some petroleum tankers nonetheless plying the roads with out security valves mounted on them regardless of the February 2021 deadline earlier issued.

“This warning got here following a crash by a petroleum tanker that misplaced management, spilled gasoline and burst into flames at Oshigbudu within the Agatu Native Authorities Space of Benue State on Sunday, April 18, 2021, the place 12 individuals died because of the crash and a number of other properties destroyed,” the assertion learn.

DAILY POST had reported {that a} gasoline tanker on Sunday, exploded on the residential space of the neighborhood, resulting in the dying of about 12 individuals with outlets, autos and homes razed down.

Benue explosion: Tanker drivers threat jail time period – FRSC

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