FILE: A leaking pipeline
There was panic in the Ikotun area of Lagos State on Friday following the leakage of a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Residents said they noticed the leakage around 06 am on Friday.
According to them, the situation led to confusion and fear in the area.
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It was learnt that occupants of nearby buildings rushed out of their houses while some immediately offloaded their belongings.
“We have immediately called Lagos State emergency line when the situation happened. We were scared and hope that this does not lead to a fire outbreak.
“Some people are parking their belongings already. Vehicles around the area have been moved away,” one of the residents told our correspondent on the telephone.
Reacting, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency said the leakage was caused by pipeline vandalism.