Information reaching us indicates that a fuel tanker was burning along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday morning.
In the past 4-7 days, About 5 petrol tanker fire issues have occured. In these situations, some caught fire, others did not.
Two recently happened in Onitsha between Wednesday and this morning, while three have happened in Lagos – one on Ozumba Mbadiwe, another one along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and last one occured around Festac.
The video was shared by a Twitter user, Jojo Amiegbe. The video showed the burning tanker on the social media platform, just before the Redeemed Camp axis of the road inward Lagos.
The presence of emergency services was not seen on the video.
Tanker burning at Lagos Ibadan Express way, en route to Lagos before Redeemed.
If you’re driving on that route, best be careful.
Fire fighters, assistance needed. pic.twitter.com/yu025FS6Q3
— Jojo Amiegbe (@JojoAmiegbe) October 18, 2019
The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the tanker fire.
This is the third fire incident involving tankers this Friday.
Another tanker is burning at Lagos Ibadan expressway before Redeemed.
If you’re driving on that route, please be careful. I hope fire fighters will see to it asap. Two tankers mishap in less than 24 hours, tragic.
— Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) October 18, 2019