A truck loaded with about 50 ,000 litres of petroleum was gutted by fire in front of Ogun State Governor’ s Office , Oke -Mosan, Abeokuta .
The incident happened minutes ago.
Eyewitnesses gathered that the tanker was coming from Ijora , Lagos State , en route to Adatan, in Abeokuta metropolis .
The driver , who identified himself as Nurudeen Yusuf, told newsmen that he , alongside his two motorboys , discovered a spark from the engine, which resulted in the fire outbreak.
The leader of the Federal Fire Service at the scene , Sodiq Atanda, said it took the timely intervention of his men to put out the fire .
Atanda said, “ If not for the proximity of our station and the timely intervention of our men , this situation would have been worse .”
He , however , lamented that the truck did not have a fire extinguisher .