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Houses, Properties Destroyed As Tanker Explosion Rocks Ibadan

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Several houses and properties were destroyed on Monday morning after a fuel tanker fell and exploded around Orogun along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ibadan.

It was gathered that the tanker fell and poured its contents on the road after the tanker was trying to dodge a pothole on the road.

After the tanker fell and poured its contents, it was learned angry youths in the area prevented men of the Oyo State Fire Service from battling the inferno.

They accused the firefighters of not responding too quickly enough, noting their prompt response would have prevented or minimise the level of damages.

As of the time of filing this report, it cannot be ascertained how many houses or property have been destroyed.

The effort of the youths at combating the fire was also futile with the inferno raging beyond control.

It was gathered the fire service had to make a detour for fear of attack by the angry youths who were out in large numbers.

However, it was gathered that while the situation lasted, security operatives, including the joint security task force codename Operation Burst and the Amotekun Corps, arrived at the scene to maintain law and order.

Upon arrival, they asked the firefighters to return but they declined for fear of uncertainty.

As at the time of filing this report, unconfirmed sources said the fire has continued to rage with houses among other property destroyed.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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