The National Emergency Management Agency has strongly advised residents in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos not to inhale the petroleum product from the vandalised NNPC pipelines in the area.
NEMA South West spokesman, Ibrahim Farinloye in statement said advice became necessary due to the spilling of petrol as a result of the indiscriminate activities of vandals.
Farinloye said NEMA has received distressed calls from the residents of Oluwole Bisiriyu street, Ilori Coker crescent, Kayode Williams Estate and Akute-Odo area over the pollution of the fresh air as a result of pipeline vandalism over night by vandals.
He said residents complained of serious stomach upset, nausea and coughing.
He explained that the agency had mobilized the safety personnel of the NNPC on the development and are almost concluding fixing the ruptured pipeline which is located under the Ogun River.
He enjoined residents of the area to avoid consuming and using the river-water in the next three weeks.