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.