According to reports, the police officer was said to have injured his arm while preventing the explosion.
The Twitter user who shared the story wrote: “A hero police officer who saved the day. Helped prevent more explosions of gas cylinders from exploding in a gas filling shop at Ola Farm b/stop, Abaranje Rd, Ikotun Lagos. His arm was injured and being treated. He deserves recognition.”
It was revealed that the police officer separated himself from other officers at the scene and removed cylinders yet to explode from the fire already burning with a bamboo stick.
The Twitter user wrote: “This MOPOL stood out among four others who were only there to observe. He was valiant. He approached the fire, took a bamboo stick to drag some cylinders that were yet to explode, as other did, away from the fire before the fire service men arrived.
He is a hero!”