Fuel spillage: NEMA restricts movement around Ikotun, Igando Lagos

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has restricted movement around Ikotun and Igando areas of Lagos State, following a spillage of petrol from  a ruptured pipeline in the area.

The  pipeline leakage  was   purportedly  from  activities of vandals.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development in a statement  on Friday in Lagos.

Farinloye appealed to the Ikotun Market population not to open for businesses, due to the incident.

He also advised residents of Igando and Ikotun, affected by the spillage to
desist from using any flammable lighter of whatever nature,  to prevent explosion.

According to him, the ruptured pipeline has been repaired but its content has spread to other areas,  through the drainage system.

He said: ” About 4.30a.m,  we received a
a report of fuel spillage at Omoboriowo St. on Igando road axis,  with petrol spilling inside gutters and drainages.

“The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Lagos State Fire Service  were contacted.

“NNPC shut down the valves  to suffocate the supply of further content.

“Efforts are ongoing to decapitate the efficacy of the Premium Motor Spirit,  in order to prevent explosion.

“The spilled content in the drainage system have been traced up to Ikotun.”

Farinloye assured  residents that  blanketing operations were  ongoing,   to prevent explosion.

He said officials of NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Fire Unit, Lagos state fire service and the Police were on ground to monitor the situation. (NAN)