The Agency responded to distress calls at around 0600hrs this morning and arrived to find an overturned tanker with its contents (33,000 litres of petrol) rapidly spilling due to the effect of gravity on the overturned tanker.
While immediate action by the joint team (comprising of Agency Fire fighters, Lagos Fire Service and the Nigeria Police) was taken to prevent a secondary incident, the scene was invaded by people carrying kegs attempting to scoop the product.
This required additional police support. Transloading of product is ongoing.
We appeal for calm and will provide further updates
Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu