Tag Archives: Fire

Kara Bridge Fire: Tanker Explosion Damage Multiple Vehicles Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

More than twenty vehicles were engulfed in fire early Saturday as a petrol-laden taker crashed on the Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the tanker and his companion were unable to escape the fire that was triggered by an explosion. They also confirmed that the Nigerian police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)…

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Ijora Explosion: Tank Farm In Lagos Gutted By Fire

A tank farm that containing about 6,000 metric tonnes of petrol went up in flames Thursday afternoon after a huge fire broke out, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency. To prevent the fire from spreading to other tank farms, no fewer than 20 fire tenders were deployed from both public and private emergency services to the OVH…

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Mile 2 Explosion: Petrol Tanker Engulfed In Flames, Causes Gridlock In Lagos

A petrol-laden tanker exploded on Thursday morning at the the Alaba Express axis of Oshodi Apapa expressway near Mile 2 Estate. Residents took to Twitter as early as 1:30am to call for help and express concern for their lives and properties as the fire began to spread to other fuel conveying trucks. Eyewitnesses alleged the…

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Widespread Riots In Ondo As Thugs Release Inmates, Burn Police Station & LGA Secretariat

Amid the ongoing chaos around the nation, a mob has razed the Divisional Police Station and Local Government secretariat in Okitipupa area of Ondo state. The hoodlums who were chased away from the street by the police before they carried out the attack on Thursday also broke into a National Correctional Service Centre setting prisoners free, according to authorities. Online…

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Ikoyi Prison Under Attack As Inmates Reportedly Attempt Jail Break

Ikoyi Custodial Centre in Lagos is currently under attack as spate of violence continues in the metropolitan city on Thursday October 22. The Ministry of Interior who confirmed the news on social media said policemen, NSCDC officials, Nigerian Correctional Service officers and soldiers were at the scene to put the situation under control. “The situation at the Ikoyi Custodial…

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Oba Of Lagos’ Staff Of Office Stolen As Angry Mob Vandalize Palace

On Wednesday October 21, palace of the Oba of Lagos situated at Lagos Island, King Rilwan Akiolu was almost torched. According to multiple online reports, the palace was attacked by an angry crowd suspected to be hoodlums despite the presence of soldiers. A resident who spoke to The Cable said, they attempted to burn down the palace but the soldiers…

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JUST IN: Angry Thugs Reportedly Set Orile-Iganmu Police Station Ablaze

A police station in Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State has been set alight by an agitated mob in retaliation to the alleged shooting of two residents, which left one dead and the other critically injured. According to eyewitnesses who shared videos from the scene on social media, the incident occurred around 09.45 am, although, It…

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Cars Set On Fire As Armed Thugs, Protesters Clash At #EndSARS Rally In Abuja

What started as a peaceful #EndSARS rally in Abuja Monday ended with allegedly over 200 vehicles on fire, tear gas deployed, protesters being attacked by the police, and more destruction. The rally coincided with similar violent events that have been going on in the country’s capital around the country in the aftermath of Special Anti-Robbery Squad’s disbandment. According to Punch,…

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JUST IN: Massive Fire And Gas Explosion Rock Baruwa Community In Lagos

An explosion in a gas plant located at Baruwa, a community in Ipaja area of Lagos has caused a fire outbreak early Thursday morning, leaving residents to scamper to safety. According to SaharaReporters, the incident happened at about 6am. “It is a gas plant explosion and the fire extending to buildings around,” an eyewitness reportedly confirmed to…

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