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Ayobo residents raise alarm over fuel spillage, damaged pipeline 

By Idowu Abdullahi

Residents in Ayobo area of Lagos State have raised alarm over fuel spillage following a damaged fuel pipeline in the area belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

They claimed that contents from the leaking pipe from Pipeline Road, Ayobo, Ipaja have spilled to nearby communities including  Oju Emi, Ola mummy, Aboru, Agbado Oke-Odo.

One of the residents, who identified himself as Oluwafemi Adaba-Zioni, in a video clip posted on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, called on the state government and other stakeholders to deploy necessary arsenal in preventing likely fire outbreak.

Meanwhile, men of the Lagos Fire Service are on stand by at Pipeline Road, Ayobo, Ipaja to prevent possible fire outbreak as a result of burst NNPC pipeline in the area.

The Acting Head, Lagos State Fire & Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said after the concerns raised by the residents, men of the Abesan Fire Station were immediately mobilized by the agency to avert possible fire outbreak.

Adeseye, through a statement released to newsmen on Thursday by the agency’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Dosunmu Jamiu, explained that preliminary reports carried out by the agency showed that the leakage occurred in  NNPC pipeline conveying PMS at Ipaja at about 0904hrs.

While assuring Lagosians that possible danger would be averted as the situation is under control, she added that the NNPC company had shut down the line and are mobilizing to site to make necessary repairs.

Details shortly…

 

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