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Lagos Gas Explosion: Lagos Police Boss Visits Scene, Condoles Victims

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Mojisola Lawal

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu Thursday paid a condolence visit to the scene of the gas explosion that rocked Baruwa Area, Ipaja, Lagos State, for an on-the- spot assessment of the incident and sympathised with victims of the disaster.

The explosion which occurred at the Best roof Gas Station early hours of Thursday around 5.30am caused damage to some buildings and facilities in the community.

According to findings by officers from the Lagos State Police command, two persons were confirmed dead, while 5 persons are in critical condition at various hospital within the area for necessary medical attention.

The Commissioner of Police seized the opportunity to 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 Commossioner of Police was accompanied and assisted on the scene assessment by some officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LRU) and a host of others.

CP Hakeem Odumosu also 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, while he 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.

In another development , the Commissioner of Police Lagos State played host to the new Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Paul Ayeni and team in his Ikeja office.

The police boss urged the new commandant to sustain the already established synergy between the two agencies to solidify security architecture in Lagos State.

In his response, the commandant appreciated the Commissioner of Police 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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