Nigeria – The Lagos State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC yesterday, Wednesday, 22nd of September 2021, in line with their statutory functions and mandate swiftly responded to a fire explosion, which occured at Oke – Afa, Ejigbo, Lagos.
The preliminary information about the fire explosion, which occurred at about 22:30hrs, according to the command spokesperson, ASCI Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide has it that a petrol laden tanker caught fire while trying to discharge Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol at a filling station identified as Oando, located at Oke-Afa, Ejigbo, Lagos.
“However, it was also gathered that the driver of the tanker, which caught fire managed to redirect the vehicle back to the main road, in a bid to forestall a much more collateral damage of lives and property at the filling station.
“Apparently, the fire was put off by the personnel of the Lagos State Fire Service who also responded swiftly.
“The Divisional Officer, Oshodi – Isolo Division, Chief Superintendent of Corps ( CSC ), Ekenkwo Chinyere Peace, who led her gallant personnel to the scene of the fire explosion, expressed the readiness and swift response of the division towards managing disaster of any kind in her divisional area.
“The personnel who worked assiduously with other sister agencies such as Lagos State Fire Service and LASEMA also ensured that criminals did not use the incidence to perpetrate their evil act in the area.
“Finally, the Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Douglas, has directed the Oshodi-Isolo Divisional Officer, (CSC) Ekenkwo Chinyere Peace and the Disaster Management team of the Command earlier this morning, today, Thursday, 23rd September, 2021, to station the Command’s personnel at the scene, in a bid to assist in evacuation or any unforseen rescue operations and assist in the decongestion of traffic that may be caused by the incidence.
“Commandant Eweka also assured the good people and the government of Lagos State, of a better and continuous improvement in disaster management and control in the state”, Abolurin said in a statement.