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UPDATE ON IGANDO-IKOTUN: NEMA advises traders to close shops

THE Acting Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State, Ibrahim Farinloye, has appealed to traders at Ikotun Market area of Igando-Ikotun, Lagos, not to operate today.

This is to prevent any secondary incident at the scene of the petroleum leakage in their communities.

He said, “An appeal is being made to Ikotun market population not to open the market for operations today, restriction of movements around Ikotun, Igando and other sensitive areas where the spilled content of vandalised pipeline.

“Repairs of the vandalised pipeline had been completed but the content had spread far to other areas through drainages.

“We are appealing to residents of the affected areas to desist from using any flammable light of whatever nature to prevent explosion.

“At about 0430, a report of petroleum oil spillage at Omoboriowo Street on Igando road axis with petrol spilling around inside gutter and drainage was received. NNPC and State Fire Fire were contacted.

“NNPC had shut down the valves in order to suffocate the supply of further content
Efforts are ongoing to decapitate the efficacy of the PMS in order to prevent explosion.

“Splilled content in the drainages have been traced up to Ikotun.
It is very sure that there is no cause for alarm as there is no possibility of explosion expected because blanketing operations is ongoing.

“NEMA, LASEMA Fire Unit, State Fire Service and Police are on ground.”

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