An explosion was averted at Adiyan-Alausa, Lambe Bus stop, Oke-Aro, along Ojodu-Abiodun in Ifo Local Government of Ogun State, after a tanker carrying 33,000 litres of petrol overturned in the area and began to spill its content.
Fola Salami, Chairman, Transition Committee of the local government, in a Facebook post on Friday, said he was alerted to the danger by residents, and the Ogun State Fire Service were called to the scene for quick response.
As at the time of filing this report, he said the men of the state fire service responded promptly, and are currently working to ensure safety of lives and property.
He Wrote: “I got a security report from citizens about the sad incident which, I had to place a call through to the Ogun State Fire Service for quick response.
“On arrival at the scene it was observed that the 33,000 litre tanker has began to spill its contents. Residents were urged to stay clear of the road and other areas suspectable to threat of lives and property before the firefighters arrived.
“According to eyewitnesses, the accident was caused due to gullies along road when the truck was trying to maneuver it’s way up the hill.
“However, as at the time of filing this report the Ogun State Fire Service are now on ground to avert any sudden explosion and ensure no life and property is lost.
“Residents should be calm as work are already on top gear to see that life along this axis goes to normal as some person were already seen panicking.
“Residents are also advised to make use of alternative routes available.
“We shall continue to liaise and remind the state government on the need for urgent palliatives before modalities of the 32km Ojodu-Abiodun-Akute-Okearo-Agbado-Ijoko road project is concluded.
“Please bear with us!!!
Hon. Fola Salami,
Chairman, Transition Committee, Ifo Local Government.
9th Oct, 2020.”