Rresidents Scoop Fuel, After Tanker Crashes

Danger may currently be lurking in Osin community in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State as residents of the settlement are scrambling to scoop fuel spilled in the area after a fuel tanker crashed on Saturday.

A resident of the village feared that the worst might happen if concerned authorities failed to respond to their calls urgently.

The resident, a male, who craved anonymity alleged that four days ago, there was an accident in the community, located along the Ilorin-Jebba Road, saying the State Emergency Management Agency, which promised to come to the scene, failed to show up.

“Today again, this morning, a fuel tanker crashed some minutes ago; its content is currently spilling around and people are scooping fuel in the area. We have called the same management agency but as I’m talking to you now, they(members of the agency) have not shown up, though they promised they would come,” says the resident.

“There is still fuel in the tanker that had an accident in this place four days ago, it has not been evacuated. If any place goes up in flame around this area, everybody will be in trouble.”

Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed, who promised to call on relevant agencies to race to the scene and put the situation under control.


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