Akwa Ibom police command advises citizens to steer clear from scenes of fuel tanker accidents

Following the overturn of a tanker load of fuel early this morning along Nwaniba road, by Use primary school, the Akwa Ibom state police command has advised citizens to always steer clear of scenes of fuel tanker accidents to avoid triggering an explosion.

Speaking with Planet News, the police public relations officer, Odiko Macdon said in such cases where fuel tankers fall, the area is most likely prone to an explosion, but that citizens are duty bound to forestall such occurrence by staying completely away from the area and not attempting to scoop the spillage for monetary gains.

Meanwhile, the people living in Nwaniba and witnesses are grateful to the fire service and the police for timely intervention, saying the situation would have been devastating, but for their response.

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