Pandemonium broke out yesterday afternoon at Akingbola area in Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State as Officers of the fire service were mobbed by the residents and traders of the area.
According to the general manager of Oyo State fire service, Mr Akinyemi Akinyinka, a distress call was received by some people informing them of a fire incident in the area and the crew moved immediately to the scene of the incident.
Unfortunately, the water was exhausted and an attempt to get more water was prevented by the traders which led to the mob action on the fire service crew.
Mr Akinyinka in an interview with Radio Nigeria explained that an officer got his leg broken while others sustained different degrees of injuries during the attack.
He added that efforts to call for protection from police officers in the area was unsuccessful as they did not yield to distress call from the fire service.
Meanwhile, efforts to speak with the PPRO, Adewale Osifeso proved abortive as he did not pick his call.