A cooking gas cylinder exploded at a compound in the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State on Monday and injured a man identified simply as Philip and his wife.
Property worth millions of naira was also destroyed by the explosion, which occurred around 1pm.
The injured couple were said to have been rescued by police personnel in the area.
An eyewitness, who is a member of the Man O’ War, Henry Ogboru, stated that he heard a deafening sound from the building and saw that part of it had been engulfed in flames.
Ogboru said, “I came purposely to see the DPO, ‘B’ Division, to remind him of our Man O’ War state camp that was to take place the following day at the Owangue College.
“I was talking with one of the police officers, Felix, and one other person when we heard the loud expolosion! The sound came from two buildings away from us.
“In less than two minutes, the affected building was on fire. We saw fire coming out from the building. It was in the process that we saw a man and a woman trying to escape from the fire. We never knew that they were the owners of the house.
“I had to place a call to the fire service for assistance, while the people around the area started to help the victims in one way or the other.
“Our job as Man O’ War is to go out for rescue operations like this. So, when we see one like this, we secure the people and the property. I also informed the DPO of the ‘B’ Division, SP Andrew, about the incident. He directed me to bring the victims to the station for safety.”
Ogboru explained that the DPO also instructed his men to take the man and his wife to the Warri General Hospital.
Our correspondent, who was at the scene of the incident, observed that the explosion pulled down a portion of the building.
When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeyinka Adeleke, confirmed the incident in a telephone chat with our correspondent.
“The DPO said it was true and that there was no fatality. That was what we discussed,” Adeleke said.
Delta state shut all land borders amidst covid-19 pandemic
Delta state shut all land borders amidst covid-19 pandemic.
The Delta State governor Dr. Ifeanyi Author Okowa announce days ago about the movement in Delta State and Promise to protect his people from the famous virus CORONAVIRUS aka Covid-19.
The wise one says “Prevention is better than Cure”
The governor took a strong decision which lead to closure of all border lead In and Out of the state.
Dspz- Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro Postpone 1st Semester Examination 2020
DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
STUDENT UNION GOVERNMENT(SUG)
DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC OZORO.
UPON THE CONFIRMATION FROM THE DEAN STUDENT AFFAIRS
SNR COMRADE THOMAS OJUYE
About postpone of 1st Semester Examination that was to Start on 23th March 2020.
This is to inform all student of DSPZ that the exam has been postponed indefinitely as a result of the outbreak of coronal virus disease/COVID 19 worldwide.
The date for the exam will be communicated to us in due time.
We are all advices to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this disease while the federal government are working on getting a permanent solutions to the disease.
Thanks and God bless you all
Tears Flow As Urhobo Community Rebury Exhumed Corpses Of Murdered Indigenes By Suspected Herdsmen
The 10 exhumed bodies of farmers reportedly killed by herdsmen in Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North council area of Delta state, were on Thursday, finally laid to rest.
The ceremony, which was conducted amidst tears and curses, took place in Agadama, one of the affected communities.
The deceased were laid in white caskets while a brief Christian service was held in their honour.
Nine were buried in a central tomb built for the victims few metres away from the Agadama Secondary School while one of the deceased, who hailed from Ofoni, an Urhobo community in Bayelsa State, was taken home after the service for burial.
Dozens of sympathisers, including youths, were said to have crowded the Ughelli Central Hospital morgue, where the victims had been deposited for autopsy analysis.
The autopsy, which affirmed that they were shot dead by herdsmen, was reportedly conducted on the bodies at about 10:45am.
Persons suspected to be herdsmen had attacked five communities in Uwheru kingdom mid February, killing and burning 10 farmers in the shallow graves.
Among the victims buried were Dennis Itoje, Philip Emesharueke, Arhiakpore Steven, Oghenekparobo Emmanuel, Andrew Itiroghene Useh, Ochuko Ovwanre, Samson Coach Ogheneoruese, Kotor Boy, Abura Ejuweyere and Freeborn Isreal.
A delegation of the apex socio-cultural body of the Urhobo people worldwide, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), attended the ceremony.
The people of the kingdom took swipes on the Federal government and security agencies for treating herdsmen attacks on their communities lightly.
Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof Patrick Muoboghare, decried the killing of the victims by herdsmen, stating that their kinsmen can no longer go to their farm lands owing to the onslaught.
According to him, the arm-wielding herdsmen, who killed the deceased farmers were Fulani herdsmen from Mali, Chad and other parts of Africa.
He urged the Federal Government to ensure that the herdsmen were evacuated from their communities to enable their farmers return to their means of livelihood.
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