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Benue explosion: Tanker Drivers Risk Jail Term

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Yakubu Mohammad, The Benue State Sector Commander, Federal Street Security Corps has mentioned that tanker drivers not complying to plain 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 group in Agatu Native Authorities Space of Benue State on Sunday, Mohammad blamed the non-usage of security valves to protect towards spillage when tankers had been concerned in crashes, resulting in spillage and the attendant destruction.

He warned petroleum tanker house owners towards the non-usage of security valves.

In a press release signed by the command’s Public Training Officer, Oladele Meshach, the sector commander warned all petroleum tanker house owners 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 fastened on them regardless of the February 2021 deadline earlier issued.

The assertion learn, “This warning got here following a crash by a petroleum tanker that misplaced management, spilled gas 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 on account of the crash and a number of other properties destroyed.”

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