Normalcy has returned in Etekwuru community of Ohaji Egbema local government area of Imo state after oil pipeline explosion engulfed the area at the early hours of today.
The fire was said to have been ignited by activities of vandals who engage in oil theft.
Although no life was lost to the inferno, large expanse of farm land with cash crops was destroyed.
Some residents of the area whose crops were affected appealed to the state and federal governments to come to their aid.
The people are also calling on the government to scale up surveillance in the area to check the activities of vandals.