Fear rented the air in Lagos over a massive gas pipeline leakage around the Ikeja area of the state in the early hours of Wednesday.
The leakage which was noticed around 8am on Wednesday has received quick intervention as responders from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), both Federal and State fire services have commence repair work.
It was gathered that the leakage is from a pipeline that supplies gas to the industries in the Ikeja industrial area.
The police from Area B Command, Ikeja, has cordoned off the area ahead of the arrival of responders.
The South-West Region Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, in a WhatsApp message, advised people to try as much as possible to avoid the area.
He said: “Residents around Computer Village/Underbridge, Awolowo Way and Oba Akran axis, Onifowose Street, Medical Road must not open shops or use open naked fire for safety reasons.
“Distressed alert just received indicates massive leakage of gas pipeline around these areas. Let us take utmost safety precautions” he added.