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B-R-E-A-K-I-N-G: Apprehension heightens as PMS litters Ikotun market, canals, environs.

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Segun Oladipupo

There are palpable fear and apprehension Friday morning as residents of Ikotun, Lagos suburb, woke up to spillage of substance suspected to be PMS that  littered the major market, canals and streets of the Community.

Commercial activities have since been suspended due to the stench and flow of  petroleum products.

The popular BRT terminal and market have been shutdown over the spillage, even as some sections of the road have been barricaded in furtherance to discouraging commuters from accessing .

Eyewitness account stated that the market and linking canal in the area were all riddled with the spillage while traders were not allowed to access their shops for fear of fire.

Sources also disclosed that the vandalisation of pipelines must have occurred which led to the spillage along the roads, markets and canals.

As at the time of filing this report, there was no security agent of the federal and state government on ground to curtail the life threatening situation.

The illegal activity, our correspondent learnt, took place around 1am unhindered around the Omoboriowo, Off Governor Road area of the Community

Even though it was not the  first time such illegal operation would take place, no arrest has been en made by security operatives assigned to man the facility.

Recall that residents of the community had raised the alarm over vandalisation of pipelines installation within the Ikotun community, even as traditional rulers have called on the government at all levels to deploy security personnel to monitor and protect such assets.

Details later.

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