NSCDC, DPR seize 1,900 expired, refurbished gas cylinders, arrest eight suspects in Kaduna
As part of efforts to forestall disasters arising from further explosion of gas cylinders, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command, in collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has commenced evacuation of decommissioned LPG gas cylinders in the state.
The NSCDC said it had been uncovered that decommissioned (expired) cylinders, which are perforated and disposed of by Total, were being refurbished by welders and sold back to unsuspecting persons.
The Corps Public Relations Officer (PRO), Orndiir Terzungwe, in a statement yesterday, said that so far, the exercise had witnessed the retrieval of no fewer than 1,931 decommissioned cylinders and eight suspects arrested from three different locations in the metropolis.
He said: “Presently, investigation of the suspects have commenced while all the exhibits are entrusted in the care of the keeper.”
Also, an official of the DPR said the situation could better be likened to buying and keeping a bomb and detonator in one house, which may explode at any moment.
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