A mega fuel station belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been engulfed by fire in Dutse, the Gombe state capital.

NNPC Mega station in Dutse gutted by fire

NAN reports that the catastrophic incident happened in the evening of Tuesday, January 19.


According to an employee of the station who spoke anonymously, a
40,000-liter tanker laden with petroleum caught fire while unloading.

The source said: “The good thing is that it did not affect anyone as those on duty ran for safety.”

He stated that the cause of the fire was as yet unknown, as men of
the state fire service and Dutse international airport were on the
ground to put out the fire.

As of press-time, Malam Balarabe, the supervisor of the gutted station, could not be reached.

However, Malam Muhammad Fari, the state commandant of the National
Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the incident.

Malam Fari told pressmen that he had since deployed his men to the scene of the incident.

In the last eight days there have been two fire incidents involving
NNPC tankers and petrol stations. On Tuesday, January 12, an while discharging fuel at a filling station along Abdulsalami Abukakar way in Apo.

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