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 BREAKING: Pipeline Explosion In Abule Ado, Lagos

BREAKING: Pipeline Explosion In Abule Ado, Lagos


There was a pipeline explosion in the Abule Ado close to FESTAC area of Lagos State on Sunday morning.

Many residents of FESTAC, Badagry and some other areas of the state first heard a loud noise in the morning, with many of them expressing fear and thinking it was a bomb blast.

But many residents close to the area later saw a massive smoke that accompanied the explosion and at this time, casualties are yet unknown.

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade fair axis of Lagos State was not caused by a disruption of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline.

Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Farinloye said that contrary to information earlier put out on social media, the explosion which occurred at about 9 a.m. was unconnected to pipeline vandalism.

“From the information given by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service who are currently on the ground, the implosion is not connected to pipeline but might have occurred in a factory located in the Abule Ado area.

“Emergency responders are on the ground while others are still on their way to the scene. The situation is under control and we hope to get more information soon to ascertain its cause,” he said.

Farinloye said the NNPC had shut down the pipeline passing through the area as a precautionary measure after the oil company was notified of the incident.

He also confirmed that several buildings were affected by the explosion which was heard several kilometers away in many parts of the state including Amuwo Odofin, Ijegun, and Agege.

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