In the aftermath of the explosion that rocked the Awori community in Abule Egba, Lagos Mainland, the Lagos State Government has said that it will commence the demolish of shanties and illegal structures in the neighbourhood to tackle pipeline vandalism.
Speaking on the development, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Civic Engagement, Mr. Benjamin Olabinjo stated that the government will remove all shanties from that area to stop illegal activities of pipeline vandals.
According to him; “It is very important to protect the lives and properties of residents. The government will ensure that illegal structures and shanties in the area are demolished to guide against a reoccurrence of this sad incident,” he said.
Also speaking at the explosion scene, the Executive Chairman Ojokoro LCDA, Hon Hammed Idowu Tijani noted that the council will take appropriate action and send its report to the state government for prompt execution.
He stressed that his administration will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the perpetrators of the act are brought to book.
Corroborating the council boss, the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Tunji Disu said all security agencies are on ground to secure lives and property and to carry out a thorough investigation.
Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the sad incident that threw residents of Awori community into a deep shock.
During the explosion, multiple houses, cars and other lock-up shops were razed with properties worth millions of naira gutted in the inferno.