Two petrol tankers have spilled their contents on different parts of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Hyginus Omeje, the Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), urged motorists travelling on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to take alternative routes.

According to NAN, Omeje said that a tanker accident occurred at 5:56 a.m. on Sunday.

He said: "The vehicular movement on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway inward Ibadan is currently diverted at Opic to share the road with vehicles moving inward Lagos, due to a crash involving a petrol tanker which spilled its content on the road.

"All emergency response agencies are on the ground. An empty tanker is also on the ground now for trans-loading of the product.” 

According to him, the tanker loaded with the petroleum product lost control and rammed into another vehicle, injuring three people. 

The FRSC boss said the vehicles involved were a white Mack tanker and white Iveco truck, with registration number LSR460XG and LND 818XN respectively. He said efforts were in place by the commission and other agencies to remove obstructions, while advising motorists to exercise patience along the corridor. 

Bisi Kazeem, the Corps’ Public Education Officer, also advised motorists to be cautious as another leaking tanker owned by MRS Oil has been reported at a Mobil Filling Station on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway outward Lagos State.

“Another leaking tanker from MRS Oil has been reported by Mobil filling Station along Lagos-Ibadan (outward Lagos) expressway as one of the nuzzle gave way and fuel is pouring out seriously.

"Traffic has been diverted from Toll Gate to forestall fire disaster. Men of Ojota Unit Command are on the ground and Lagos Fire Service has been activated,” Kazeem said.

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