Ojo Barrack Tanker Explosion: 9 Vehicles Burnt, No Casualties

Lagos Police Command has given update on the tanker explosion which occurred this morning along Lagos-Badagry expressway, inward Iyana-Iba, opposite Ojo Military Barracks, Lagos.

Ojo Barrack Tanker Explosion

A statement released by the state police command spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, says the nine vehicles were burnt, thankfully no life was lost.

Read the statement below:

There was a fire incident today, October 2, 2018, at about 0500hrs, along Lagos-Badagry expressway, inward Iyana-Iba, opposite Ojo Military Barracks, Lagos.

When the fire which began just before the break of the dawn was eventually put out by men of the Fire Service, nine vehicles, comprising four articulated vehicles, one truck and four mini buses were razed. No life was lost and there was no report that anyone was injured during the incident. It is worthy of note that no fuel tanker was in sight nor burnt as a result.

However, it must be mentioned that in the evening of the previous day, October 1, 2018, at about 1830hrs, a Fuel truck was seen at the point where the fire began, with its content leaking uncontrollably from the storage tank.

As a result, the Fire Service was called to attend to the situation. They arrived shortly after and applied some foamy substances on the road. At the end of the exercise, both the Fuel truck and the Fire Service men left without problem.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi has directed the Disaster Management Unit of the Command to investigate the cause of the fire in collaboration with relevant agencies.

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