Ejiro Otarigbo, the heroic tanker driver who drove a burning tanker from a danger zone to avert a tragic fire incident in Agbarho, Delta State, has spoken about the incident.
On Friday, June 10, 2022, Ejiro Otarigho risked his life to drive a burning truck out of a residential area to save others.
To lessen the damage that the flaming truck might cause if it exploded, Otarigho drove it away from a heavily crowded residential neighbourhood in Agbarho Town, Ughelli North, Delta State, to a sparsely populated location.
In an interview with media personality, Lucky Udu, Ejiro said he didn’t stop and continued driving the truck to a secluded place because he knew it might take a while for the fire service to get to the scene and a lot of damage could have been caused if the tanker exploded.
He noted that he did not want to be labeled as the individual who caused the deaths of thousands of people, and that was why he took the ultimate risk.
Speaking further, he revealed he recently got married and his wife is heavily pregnant.
According to him, as a result of the tragic incident, his truck is burnt and he’s currently jobless.
Watch him speak below,