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Explosions Suspected To Be Pipeline Bursting, Rocks Bayelsa State

An explosion and subsequent fire occurred along a gas pipeline north of Yenagoa near the Tombia-Amassoma road, Bayelsa State, on May 14. As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the explosion is unclear.

The incident has caused heavy smoke in the surrounding area. Due to smoke and the emergency response, access to Bayelsa International Airport (BIA) from Yenogoa may be obstructed.

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There are no immediate reports of casualties. A heightened security presence is expected in the affected area over the coming hours and may cause localized ground travel disruptions.

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