Gas explosion hits Lagos on Christmas Eve

NNPC pipeline explosion in Lagos

A gas pipeline has exploded at the Ayobo Ipaja area of Lagos State, sending residents scampering for safety.

The explosion occurred around 1 am on Friday, Christmas Eve. It could not be immediately confirmed if there were casualties.

Residents have been sharing photos and videos of the raging fire on social media.

Chairman of Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Bola Shobowale confirmed the development to PUNCH.

“It is true. It happened around 1 am,” she said.

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