The early morning explosion at Abule Ado, Trade Fair area of Lagos on Sunday morning was not caused by vandalisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, oil pipeline, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has disclosed.
Acting Coordinator of Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, made the clarification in an interview in Lagos, saying that contrary to information being peddled on the social media, the explosion, which occurred at about 9a.m., was unconnected to pipeline vandalism.
He said, “From the information given by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service, who are currently on 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 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.”
Farinloye said the NNPC had shutdown the pipeline passing through the area as a precautionary measure after the oil company was notified of the incident.
He also confirmed that the explosion which was heard in many parts of Lagos State, including: Amuwo Odofin, Ineffective n and Agege, affected several buildings.