Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday, charged security operatives to bring to justice, the vandals behind the Abule Egba pipeline explosion, which occured on Sunday.
Sanwo-Olu gave the order while commiserating with families that lost their loved ones to the unfortunate incident.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Monday, Governor Sanwo-Olu said he is heartbroken to hear of the sad incident, which was caused by the nefarious activities of economic saboteurs.
The governor also said the government would not fold its arms and allow unscrupulous elements in the society to continue to wreck havoc in the State.
“I thank the first responders; the Lagos State Emergency Service (LASEMA), the Lagos Fire Service and other emergency agencies for acting promptly to avert what may have resulted in calamity of monumental proportions.
“The Government has done preliminiary assessment of the incident and the situation report has been collated while the full impact assessment is ongoing.
“We urge the residents to be very careful in this season. The dryness of the weather is a big attraction to fire. Residents should recall our warning earlier in the month about the need protect ourselves from any form of fire disaster,” the statement read.
Sanwo-Olu urged the youth to desist from criminal acts such as pipeline vandalism and other sensitive installations across the State, noting that such activities were putting innocent lives at risk. He advised them to instead channel their energy to positive use.