The official cause of the leakage has not been disclosed, but Newsbreak gathered from street traders operating in the area that the incident may have occurred due to the vibration of the heavy equipment used in the ongoing road reconstruction of that axis.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a statement issued by Ibrahim Farinloye, its South-West spokesperson, said its personnel have brought the gas leakage under control.
Following the incident, security agencies and emergency officials have diverted traffic around the affected areas.
Also as a result of the incident, security operatives have ordered business owners operating on and around Idowu Link, a street in the nearby popular Computer Village, to close their shops.
Newsbreak‘s correspondent at the scene observed that the Idowu Link Street and adjoining streets have been cordoned off on the advice of emergency officials, who are working to mop up the area.
However, street traders are still displaying their wares in the area.
Officials of the emergency and security services on the ground, have, meanwhile, declined to speak to journalists.
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