At least three people may have been killed after an  NNPC pipeline was gutted by fire at Arepo, Ogun state south west Nigeria. The fire is suspected to have been caused by activities from vandals in the area.

Eye witness report reveal that the fire burns at the same spot where vandals operated last year August and three NNPC engineers were killed by suspected vandals  in the process of fixing the pipeline and putting out the fire.

The area has been volatile and has made rescue operations difficult to initiate due to the activities of vandals that has recently turned violent and bloody.

Some suspects have already being arraigned in court by the police for offences ranging from murder to pipeline vandalism.