Breaking News: Explosion rocks Apapa, Lagos

By on June 26, 2014

An explosion reportedly rocked Apapa in Lagos Wednesday night at around 8:30pm. The ever busy Creek road at Apapa, Lagos was thrown into uproar on Wednesday night, when a car exploded at Folawiyo Fuel depot (Tank Farm). Speculations were rife as to the source of the explosion as at 9:00pm yesterday. Sources claim two different explosions happened and they both claimed lives. The twin blast which affected four buildings, including two banks has reportedly claimed five lives.

The Vanguard claimed it was a Bomb Blast. Several media reports suggest the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. Relevant bomb experts or security operatives are yet to prove a bomb was detonated. In a contradicting report from Punch, two petrol tankers were involved in the explosions. The trucks were said to have caught fire after they exploded. The Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said, “I learnt that a tanker carrying fuel burst into flames.

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The Divisional Police Officer of the area and other policemen are at the scene of the incident.” When contacted, the Director, State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, said it was a gas explosion and not a suicide bombing as claimed by some eyewitnesses. He said, “Suicide bomber? That is not the information I have. We were told of a fire outbreak caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder in an energy company. “I cannot give you exact details because my men could not get easy access to the place. But they are on ground and casualty details will be given when the threat is brought under control.”

Residents are still in shock as an earlier explosion had ripped through Adamawa and Abuja on Wednesday. If reports are anything to go by, the blasts that rocked Nigeria early Wednesday could be one of Boko Haram’s most daring co-ordinated attacks against the Nigerian Government.

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