The Kogi state government has swung into action after another petrol-filled tanker Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Felele, a suburb close to Lokoja.
In a statement meant to put the people on red alert on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said, “The tanker which was fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS (Petrol) was involved in an accident this afternoon.
“The state government has put on place, all necessary safety measures and has since deployed men of the Fire Service and other security personnel to the scene of theaccident to avert human casualties.
“Government is therefore, by way of this announcement, strongly advise members of the public who are scooping the PMS from the fallen tanker to desist from such dangerous act immediately to avoid plunging the state into another tragedy.
“Anyone found to be engaging in activities capable of endangering the lives of the people around the accident scene will be made to face the full wrath of the law. Residents of the area should go about their normal businesses with caution as Government is in full charge of the situation.”
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