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Gov Sanwo-Olu opens IDP camp for 300 victims of Lagos pipeline explosion


The Lagos State Government has opened a camp for 300 Internal Displaced Persons of the pipeline explosion that occurred at Ile-Epo, Abule Egba area of Lagos State.


A statement made available to The PUNCH by the Public Affairs Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, on Wednesday, confirmed that the IDPs would be kept at the Igando Relief Camp.

It will be recalled that a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was on Sunday ruptured by vandals, which led to an explosion.

The Lagos explosion, which occurred around 8.30pm, left five persons dead, while 11 buildings, 17 shops and 36 vehicles, including 33 trucks, were consumed by the accompanying inferno.

The statement read, “Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in view of the disaster resulting from the pipeline vandalisation of Sunday, January 19, 2020, has magnanimously granted the request of the Chairman Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, Dr Adeoye Arogundade, and has directed that the Igando Relief Camp of LASEMA be opened to the about 300 Internally Displaced Persons/victims with immediate effect.

“In the same development, Mr Bosun Ogunkolade has been appointed Head of Special Duties and Camp Commandant over LASEMA Relief Camps to oversee the affairs and welfare of the about 300 Internally Displaced Persons from the Abule Egba/Ile Epo pipeline explosion.

“He resumes duty with immediate effect.” Punch

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