A bullion van loaded with an unspecified amount went had gone up in flames under the Ojota bridge in Lagos.

According to report from Vanguard, the van was driving towards toll gate, to dispose money in some banks when it suddenly starting burning up.

The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

An eye witness, Mrs Moji Maitani, told newsmen: “I was driving home when all of a sudden the vehicle directly in front of me veered to another lane. I quickly applied the break to avoid what the motorist attempted to dodge, only to discover that a vehicle was on fire.

“On further observation, it was discovered to be a bullion van. Its occupants rushed out and were flagging other motorists to demand for fire extinguisher. But I could not stop, in order not to be trapped in any disaster.”

Another eye witness, who asked for anonymity, said that the money loaded inside the van was completely burnt as the escorts could not go near the van because of the flames.

However The Lagos State Emergency Management Emergency, LASEMA, Managing Director, Mr. Tiamiyu Adesina, who confirmed the incident, said officials of Lagos State Fire Service arrived the scene to put out the fire.


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