An explosion hits Festac on 15th March with no casualties reported.
The explosion was said to have been caused by a pipeline damaged by some suspected vandals. Residents of Ijegun, Ikotun, Egbeda, Abule Ado, Okota, Isheri Olofin, FESTAC, Satellite Town said they were affected by the explosion.
Below are tweets from Nigerians who reside around the affected area:
@volqx: It’s a pipeline around festac-Abule Ado area , no casualties reported yet , it’s not a bomb , the only current known effects are windows being shattered & doors flung open . It’s not a security threat , go about your normal activities .
@tiana_diora: Something exploded in festac just now and people in egbeda heard it loud and clear.. it legit shook buildings in egbeda! I hope people there are safe.
The cause is yet to be verified though an official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) told TheCable that a pipeline exploded around Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of the state.
The Federal Fire Service tweeted;
“We are in touch with our men in Fire Stations around Badagry and Festac, we are trying to gather more information as regards the reported explosion in Lagos State, Nigeria. We are on it,” the service tweeted.