Unic Press UK: An explosion Sunday morning at Abule-Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, a suburb of Lagos in Southwestern region of Nigeria, has killed many people and destroyed properties worth billions of Naira.
Image credit: Channels TV, Nigeria.
In a tweet, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari said: “Explosions caused by spark that ignited fire from extensively charged atmosphere that emanated from gas cylinder leakages. NNPC pipeline also impacted and ignited. Fire being contained by combined efforts of NNPC, LASG NN and FFS… pipeline fire put off at 11.30 p.m. Maintenance team to move in and repair damaged pipe segment.”
Departing explosion site. Explosions caused by spark that ignited fire from extensively charged atmosphere that emanated from gas cylinder leakages. NNPC pipeline also impacted and ignited. Fire being contained by combined efforts of NNPC, LASG NN and FFS.
— Mele Kyari (@MKKyari) March 15, 2020
In a statement yesterday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Acting Coordinator of Lagos Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, said: “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”, the Voice of Nigeria reports.
With the NNPC/NEMA issuing discordant statements, a thorough investigation is required to establish the precise cause of an explosion of this alarming magnitude.
Reactions on Twitter
A thorough investigation is required to ascertain the level of damage and the cause of Gas cylinder leakages in order to avert future occurrence.
— Ugochukwu AU (@Mr_realAU) March 15, 2020
Children killed, homes destroyed, many injured. This unfortunate gas pipeline explosion in Abule-Ado should force an urgent review of our emergency response infrastructure and personnel in Lagos State. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @followlasg @followlasema
— Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi (@BOGbadamosi) March 15, 2020
Dear Biafra People,
It Was A Pipeline Explosion Today In Festac, Abule-Ado And Trade-Fair,
See How Lives And Properties Were Damaged?
See The Losses Already?
So, Imagine When You Guys Finally Start War,
Imagine How It Would Be Like?
We Need Peace,
We Are One Nigeria!!!! pic.twitter.com/PQWne9hqoU
— Iké Nná (@IKENNA_____) March 15, 2020