EXPLOSION IN CARITAS UNIVERSITY, ENUGU CAUSED BY BOREHOLE DRILLING
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The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), on Friday, May 27, 2022 confirmed receiving reports of an explosion caused by gas leak at a borehole drilling point in Caritas University, Emene, Enugu state.
Mr Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA, stated that the gas leakage was caused by water drilling activities which hit a gas reservoir.
Musa, who described the flammable gas discharged as natural gas, said that emergency response efforts were underway to avert disaster from the incident.
“There is a natural gas problem at a borehole drilling point at Caritas University, Emene, Enugu state.
“In the course of drilling very deep to reach the aquifer, the drilling hit the gas level.
“The Chief Executive of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has been notified.
“The Zonal Head of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has secured the assistance of both Federal and State Fire Services .
“Efforts are ongoing to secure more technical assistance to bring the situation under control,” Musa added.