The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC has warned motorists against carrying containers filled with petroleum products on distant journeys.
The Commander, Ore Unit in Ondo State Philip Ozonnandi, gave the warning on Thursday in Ore.
He said that it was a traffic offence for motorists to carry petrol in jerry cans while in transit.
He said that it was also hazardous to lives and property of commuters in such affected vehicles.
The FRSC boss also urged motorists to ensure that they have fire extinguisher, C-caution, wheel spanner, jack, extra tyres and other apparatuses in their vehicles.
Ozonnandi maintained the national special patrol put place by the FRSC was active.