Spillage of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, from one of the Nigerian National Petroleum Product, NNPC pumps at the Isheri-Olofin in Lagos on Saturday was the cause of the earlier fire outbreak.
The Cheer reported early today that Lagosians and visitors to Lagos should keep off from Isheri-Olofin and Idimu area of Lagos State.
Residents at the affected areas had on Saturday gathered in panic following strong smell of petrol that polluted the atmosphere. This immediately sparked off fear among dwellers of Isheri-Olofin, calling for help.
Incidentally, the PMS spillage of today is coming barely 15 days after fire gutted Isheri-Olofin community where a life was lost.
Reacting to the development, Spokesperson of the Lagos State Fire Serve, Mr Shakiru Amodu, said on getting to the scene his men could not meet the fire.
He said: ”Its a hoax. The firemen has returned to base.”
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However, it was gathered that official of NNPC had been contacted for further action on the reported oil spillage in the area.
Residents cried out for help, accusing relevant authorities of irresponsibility.