Massive gas pipeline leakage causes panic in Ikeja

Ikeja residents have been thrown into panic following reports of gas pipeline leakage in some parts of the Lagos State capital.

The affected areas include Computer Village, Ikeja Underbridge end of Awolowo Way, Oba Akran axis, Anifowose Street, and Medical Road.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a statement on Wednesday asked residents to avoid open fire in the affected areas.

“Residents around Computer Village, Underbridge Awolowo Way, and Oba Akran axis, Anifowose Street, Medical Road must not open shops or use open naked fire for safety reasons,” spokesperson for NEMA south-west Ibrahim Farinloye said in the statement.

“Distressed alert just received indicates massive leakage of gas pipeline around these areas.”