10 October 2013, Lagos – Three people were severely burnt following a fire outbreak at the early hours of Tuesday, September 8, 2013, at the premises of Second Coming Nigeria Limited Gas Plant, along the Lekki – Epe express way, Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos.
Journalists who were present at the scene of the incident were denied access into the building. The entire premises was evacuated except for the presence of men of the Fire Service who were on ground to forestall any eventualities.
Information made available to Vanguard through the Public Relations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahin Fariloye revealed that the incident occurred at about 5:30 am, when suspected vandals scaled the fence of the gas plant from behind the building and attempted to steal gas products from one of the tankers that was parked withing the premises, but in the process the tanker caught fire.
– Uju Mbanusi, Vanguard