Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State reacted to the explosion of a pipeline from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the Ile Epo axis (near Abule Egba), a local government area d ‘Alimosho of Lagos State.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Sunday that two bodies had been found at the site of the explosion.
The raging fire caused panic among residents of Abule Egba, Epo Island and Ekoro Road due to the thick smoke that oozed from the scene of the explosion.
Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Farinloye said that several articulated buildings and vehicles were engulfed in the hell that happened on Sunday evening.
However, he said that the cause of the explosion had not yet been established, adding that emergency responders had immediately taken action after receiving distress calls from some residents of the area.
The governor has revealed that his administration will provide the necessary security and ensure that information gathering along the volatile corridors increases.
The governor also promised to strengthen synergy with communities in these volatile corridors
The statement read as follows: “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and businesses affected by the unfortunate incident of Abule Egba.
“We are grateful for the brave members of LASEMA and our firefighters who took action working all night to reduce the impact. Pipeline vandals will have no mercy.
“We have to work together to avoid incidents of human origin like Abule Egba. Security and information gathering along volatile corridors will increase and stronger synergy with communities must occur. We all have a role to play. “