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Ijegun Pipeline Explosion: Why Sanwo-Olu Did Not Visit The Scene



Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday left for Japan to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday has revealed why he did not visit the scene of the pipeline explosion at Ijegun.

Africa News24 (AN24) recalls that on July 4, there was a pipeline explosion at Ijegun, Lagos State, which necessitated residents living several kilometres away from the fire point at the Isheri community and Kudeyibu Estate to scamper from their homes in panic, as the flames escalated and spread close to a gas station in the area.

The inferno claimed lives on the spot as well as destroyed several houses and properties, also left casualties.

During his visit to victims of the explosion, Sanwo-Olu said that his absence at the scene of the incident was because he and his deputy did not simply want to make a camera show.

He said: “The issue of pipeline vandalism is a criminal issue being dealt with by the Federal Government. For us in the state, my deputy and I did not visit the site of the incident, because we didn’t want to make a camera show at the scene. This is not because we don’t have empathy or we are not doing what is required of us; it is a crime scene and security operatives are at the site for investigation. We don’t want to disrupt that process.”

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