Illegal oil bunkering by some hoodlums as ignited an inferno that put Etekwuru community in Ohaji Egbema local government area of Imo State to the torch.
This was confirmed to Channels Television by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Imo State Command, Chimeziri Lowell.
He also noted that the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Raji Ibrahim and his team, are on their way to the scene for an on-the-spot-assessment of the incident.
The number and quantity of casualties are yet unknown.
Etekwuru is one of the oil-producing communities located in Imo State.