Lagos Explosion Not The Work of Pipeline Vandals – NEMA

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Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the early morning explosion that rocked Lagos was not the work of Pipeline Vandals.

NEMA reiterated that the oil pipeline in the area which belong to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was not vandalised before the Explosion.

An Explosion rocked the Abule Ado, Trade Fair Axis of Lagos 9am Sunday morning affecting houses in Festac and Ojo areas of Lagos State.

This was made known to the public by Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator of NEMA Lagos.

He said contrary to earlier speculations by the public, the explosion was not connected to pipeline vandalism.
“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,” he said.

He said further that the pipeline had been shut down by the NNPC as soon as it was notified of the incident.

He also confirmed the effect of the explosion on buildings in different parts of the state including Ijegun and Agege.

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