Pipeline Vandals will be shown no mercy – Sanwo-Olu

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Pipeline Vandals will be shown no mercy – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has confirmed that pipeline vandals will not be shown any mercy.

The Governor gave the assurance in his reaction to Sunday’s pipeline fire in Ile-Epo area of Abule Egba in which three people were killed and properties destroyed.

The governor, on his twitter handle on Monday, said his thoughts and prayers are with the families and businesses affected by the pipeline fire.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families & businesses affected in the unfortunate incident at Abule Egba. We are thankful for the brave members of LASEMA & our fire service that swung into action working all night to reduce the impact. Pipeline Vandals will be shown no mercy

“We must work together to ensure man-made incidents like Abule Egba are avoided. Security and information gathering along volatile corridors will increase and a stronger synergy with communities must happen. We all have a role to play.”

Meanwhile, the raging pipeline fire in Abule Egba area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria has been put out by a combined team of firefighters and emergency responders.

Three people were burnt to death while 11 trucks and seven houses were razed in the inferno.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu who supervised the operation said the quick success was the outcome of inter-agency collaboration.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that adequate training of personnel, quick response time and acquisition of proper equipment by Governor Sanwo–Olu led administration contributed immensely to early put out of the inferno.

He said the inferno has been completely put out with details revealing that the valve where the vandalized petroleum products emanated from, had been stopped, cutting off supply totally from the source at the NNPC Station.

“This collaborative act by the NNPC eased the entire recovery process in no small measure, as supply of the highly inflammable fluid was cut off at source which contributed immensely to curtailing the resultant fire from acts of the pipeline vandals.

“Though preliminary report on the Ilepo fire outbreak had it that it was a pipeline fire which cause could not be ascertained, however, situational report from further investigations later revealed that the inferno was as a result of pipeline vandalism.

“Going further, the report has it that two adults and one young male life were lost to the inferno, with 11 trucks laden with 40 feet containers destroyed, while about seven buildings were razed by the inferno,” Oke Osanyintolu said.

all have a role to play.”

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