Lagos Pipeline Explosion Not Caused By Vandalism: NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has come out to clarify that Sunday’s explosion which occurred at Abule Ado, Trade fair axis of Lagos State was not caused by a disruption of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline.

The Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, made this clarification during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

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The spokesman of the agency revealed that the explosion which occurred at about 9 a.m. was unconnected to pipeline vandalism, contrary to what is on social media.

He went on to state that NNPC had shut down the pipeline passing through the area as a precautionary measure after the oil company was notified of the incident.