Lagos state police command begins investigation into Baruwa gas explosion

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has visited the scene of the gas explosion that rocked Baruwa Area, Ipaja, Lagos State, for on the spot assessment and sympathised with the victims of the inferno.

Penpushing reports that, the inferno, which broke out at the Bestroof Gas Station, Baruwa at 5.30am on Thursday, caused damage to some buildings and facilities in the community.

The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement said police findings showed that, two persons were confirmed dead, while 5 persons are in critical condition at various hospitals within the area for necessary medical attention.

Penpushing further reports that, Adejobi said the police boss sympathise with the victims whose property were touched by the inferno and assured them, and the entire community, of proper investigation into the incident and adequate security of lives and property in the area.

The Commissioner was accompanied and assisted on the scene assessment by some officers and men of the command, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LRU).

Penpushing also reports that, Odumosu admonished the residents of the community to steer clear of the scene which has been cordoned off for investigation and safety of all and sundry in the area.

The commissioner equally assured them of his readiness to work with all regulatory agencies of government to forestall such incidence in future and carry out necessary investigation to bring anyone culpable to book.

Penpushing reports that in another development, the Commissioner played host to the new Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Paul Ayeni.

The police boss while speaking during the visit in his office urged the new commandant to sustain the already established synergy between the two agencies to solidify security architecture in Lagos State.

Penpushing reports that, in his response, the commandant appreciated the police chief  for his love and commitment to promote multi-agency collaboration in the state, and his zeal to partner with all stakeholders in achieving effective policing of Lagos State.



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