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UPDATE: Govt rules out pipeline vandalism in Lagos explosion

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado area of Lagos was not caused by a disruption of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline.

The Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos.

The NEMA official said that contrary to information earlier put out on the social media, the explosion which occurred at about 9:00 a.m. was unconnected to pipeline vandalism.

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He 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.

“Emergency responders are on the ground while others are still on their way to the scene. The situation is under control and we hope to get more information soon to ascertain its cause.”

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