Barely 15 days after fire gutted Isheri-Olofin community where a life was lost, Lagos State Fire Service personnel and other emergency responders raced to the community again on Saturday morning following a fresh fire outbreak scare.
The fire alert by residents was however discovered, on getting to the site to be spillage of substance suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, petrol, as a result of leakage from one of the Nigerian National Petroleum Product, NNPC pumps in the area, against earlier alert of fire outbreak.
It was gathered that in the early hours of the day, residents had gathered in panic following strong smell of petrol which filled the atmosphere sparking off fear prompting.
Reacting to the incident an official of the fire service, Mr Shakiru Amodu said, “Following fire outbreak alert in Isheri-Olofin area where there was NNPC pipeline explosion few weeks ago, upon getting to the area, our men who raced to the site could not find any fire outbreak. It’s a hoax.
The firemen have returned to base.” However, it was gathered that an 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.