Fire outbreak at NNPC filling station in Ogba

Fire outbreak at NNPC filling station in Ogba

- The NNPC station at Ogba in Lagos is on fire

- According to reports, the station is said to also house a gas station

- Also, residential buildings are said to be close to the station

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling station in Ogba, Lagos state is currently on fire.

The burning filling station is described as a big one with a cooking gas shop also on the premises and it's surrounded by residential homes and shops.

According to Yomi Kazeem, fire service has not shown up.

The fire incident is coming as many Lagosionas are currently at their residences as a result of the lockdown imposed on the state by President Muhammadu Buhari over the rampaging coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Galadima of Dikwa and father of former governor of Borno state and national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Modu Sheriff, has died in his Maiduguri home.

The septuagenarian father of Sheriff was trapped in his house as fire gutted a part of the building in the early hours of Thursday, April 23.

“I heard shout and calls for help at about 3am and came out. I saw some people rushing to the house already on fire. Smoke was coming out of the house. I joined them as some people tried to break the window to bring out baba and others out,” he said.

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He has since been buried according to Islamic rites with a mammoth crowd attending his funeral despite the lockdown in the state.

Scores of residents had earlier besieged the expansive compound of the late Borno elder statesman located along Damboa road in the state capital to sympathise with the Sheriff’s family.

Reacting to the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sadness over the news.

The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday, April 23 extended commiserations to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and the family of Sheriff.

President Buhari also commiserated with the Shehu of Borno, and the entire Borno Emirate Council on the passing of the senior Sheriff.

The president who described the death of his in-law and father-in-law to Halima, his daughter, as a personal loss to him, prayed almighty Allah to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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