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Explosion: Soldiers, police foil attack on Ogun company

Operatives of the Nigerian Army and the police have foiled attacks on Phoenix Steel Mills Industries Limited, a company rocked by an explosion in Ogijo…

Operatives of the Nigerian Army and the police have foiled attacks on Phoenix Steel Mills Industries Limited, a company rocked by an explosion in Ogijo in Sagamu LGA of Ogun State.

At least, nine persons were injured in a gas explosion during the weekend at the steel company.

In a statement obtained by our correspondent on Monday, the police spokesman, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident, saying the victims were factory workers.

Odutola explained that the explosion impacted nearby houses as window frames were reportedly cracked due to the vibration from the blast.

She said youths in the community attempted to attack the company but it was foiled by policemen and the army detachment of 174 battalion in Odogunyan Ikorodu.

She said, ‘’There was a case of an industrial accident that occurred at Phoenix Metal Company in Ogijo on March 9 at 9:38 pm.

“According to a witness, the incident was attributed to a cylinder explosion, which happened at the melting point area, affecting staff members who sustained injuries.

“The explosion impacted nearby houses as window frames were reportedly cracked due to the vibration from the blast.

 “Community youths tried to attack the company but efforts by policemen and army detachment of 174 battalion in Odogunyan Ikorodu were visibly on the ground to intervene.

 “The situation is under control and close monitoring; there is no indication for panic, whereas further updates will be communicated to members of the public.”

 

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