• Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Firefighters put out Ijegun pipeline fire

Firefighters put out Ijegun pipeline fire

Fire-fighters from the National Emergency Management Agency and the Lagos State Fire Service have successfully put out the inferno at Ijegun pipeline, Ijagemo, Lagos after battling the fire for hours.

The fire service, police, and other emergency responders are turning people away from the scene and calling for calm while appealing to residents to desist from making fire at present.

The fire suspected to have started as a result of vandals who break up petroleum pipeline to steal products caused pandemonium in the community leading to the destruction of properties. Residents suspect there may be causalities but government officials are yet to make the determination.

Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesperson for NEMA, South West zone, in a release said the agency had alerted the NNPC management to the development.

“NEMA has also called on the safety unit of the corporation to immediately shut down further supplies through the pipeline in order to suffocate the fire.

“It is noted that vandals are responsible for the incident and some of them are affected in the inferno.

“Security agencies have cordoned off the area to restrict access of undesirable elements. People should remain calm,” he added.