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LASEMA, others battle leakage to avert pipeline explosion in Lagos

Hoodlums in military uniform damage fuel pipeline in Lagos

Emergency responders led by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are currently battling to avert imminent pipeline explosion following a leakage of one of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline in Mosan area of Ipaja.

The Director- General of LASEMA, Dr. Demi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the development to journalists, said everything is being put under control to avert possible disaster in the area.

He said: “We received an alert about the above-captioned scene around 10:00 a.m. on April 4, and upon arrival, it was discovered that an NNPC pipeline along the axis at Mosan bus stop in Ipaja area of the state is leaking. We have contacted the NNPC officials.

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“The agency and other first responders intend to remain on high alert until the repairs are carried out by the NNPC officials.

“Members of the public are cautioned to proceed with extreme caution in and around the area to prevent any form of explosion or ignition from naked flame or other activity.

“We will continue to provide updates.”

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