Iyana-Ipaja accident update: Miscreants attack LASEMA team, halts operation

Iyana-Ipaja accident update: Miscreants attack LASEMA team, halts operation

Miscreants have attacked a team of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, in the course of carrying out their essential duties at the scene of a multiple accident which occurred at about Noon on Sunday.

The attack which occurred few minutes ago has disrupted the ongoing response at the scene.

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However, LASEMA Director-General, Dr.. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said a total number of 10 persons including the three years old girl have been rescued from the scene to a nearby hospital.

He said the overturned truck was recovered with the Agency’s Crane but could not be evacuated from the carriageway by the Agency’s Super Metro .

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The DG said the team has been forced to suspend the recovery operation for safety reasons. He said, “it is of note that this attack is part a very worrisome trend of first responders being attacked in the course of their duties.

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Lagosians are urged to refrain from endangering the lives of emergency responded and allow them to carry their life saving duties,” he said.

Vanguard

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