Lagos explosion not attributable to oil pipeline vandalism — NEMA
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has stated Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade Fair axis of Lagos State was not attributable to 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 stated that opposite to info earlier put out on the social media, the explosion which occurred at about 9a.m. was unconnected to pipeline vandalism.
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“From the data given by officers of the Lagos State Fire Service who’re at the moment on floor, the implosion will not be related to pipeline however might need occurred in a manufacturing unit situated within the Abule Ado space.
“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 stated.
Farinloye stated the NNPC had shutdown the pipeline passing by way of the world as a precautionary measure after the oil firm was notified of the incident.
He additionally confirmed that a number of buildings have been affected by the explosion which was heard a number of kilometers away in lots of components of the state together with Amuwo Odofin, Ijegun and Agege.