Danger was averted on Saturday in the Surulere area of Lagos when a tanker loaded with fuel fell, spilting its content on the road.
The tanker, a Mack Truck with registration number LAGOS 961 XJ, was laden with 33, 000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit when it fell at Stadium Bus Stop along Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere.
The Divisional Police Officer in the area, CSP Adebayo Adeoya was said to have immediately alerted the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, Lagos Emergency Management Agency, and fire fighters.
The scene of the accident was then cordoned off by a police team which also provided protection to the firefighters and others.
Evacuation effort is ongoing, with the police maintaining their presence at the scene to protect lives and property and prevent hoodlums from scooping the fuel.