Petrol tanker catches fire at Ibadan NNPC station

A tanker at the NNPC mega station caught fire.

A petrol tanker caught fire inside a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, mega station on Iwo Road-Ojoo Expressway, Ibadan, on Wednesday afternoon.

A witnesses said the tanker was offloading its content, 33,000 litres of petrol, at the station, when it caught fire.

The incident, which occurred around 1.30 p.m., forced schools within the General Gas, Akobo and Bashorun neighbourhood to close early for fear of possible escalation while motorists on the express way drove against traffic to quickly escape the scene.

This is the second time a tanker would erupt into fire within the premises of the filing station this year.

Notwithstanding the late arrival of the officials of the state fire service to the scene, the inferno was prevented from wrecking havoc.

No death or major injury was reported from the incident.

It was reportedly stopped before spreading beyond the nozzle it started from.

Apart from the fire service personnel who came with three vehicles, other security officials also helped control the fire.


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