Tragedy was averted on Wednesday afternoon when a fuel tanker crashed near a private school in Anthony, Lagos, Cornoa School, spilling its contents on the Oshodi-Gbagada Expressway.
Reports said police and traffic officials at the scene prevented people from scooping the spilled contents of the tanker.
The crash led to a gridlock on routes connecting the spot.
However, the situation was controlled within an hour by policemen and traffic officials.
The fire service also helped to contain the spill and prevent a fire outbreak by spraying foam on the tanker and the surrounding area.