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Illegal oil bunkering claims six lives in Warri.
By Dafe Omoko
It was indeed a day of mourning for Arewa Community in Warri as four Hausa young men allegedly lost their lives during illegal bunkering in Omare bush in Warri local government area recently
It was gathered that there was an explosion that led to fire out break during the alleged oil bunkering and in the process ten workers were adversely affected leading to the death of the four Hausa young men.
The other six victims were immediately rushed to hospitals and private clinics for medical attention.
A police officer at the Police ‘ A’ Division, Warri South local government area who spoke under condition of anonymity told our correspondent that the sad incident was yet to be reported to the police.
Effort to confirm the story from the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya , Asaba as at the time of filing this report proved abortive.
However, our correspondent saw scores of Hausa men outside the gate of the Warri Cemetery discussing the incident while the victims were being interred as at 8 pm
A Muslim source whose barbing saloon is located close to the Warri Cemetery, explained that it was against Muslim rite to preserve the dead till the next day, saying that, the deceased can only be preserved more than a day if his or her identity was not known
He said that the victims were buried at that period of time according to Muslim rite. Two of the victims that survived the incident later died and were buried the following day at the Warri cemetery.