There has been confusion to the true cause of the explosion which occurred in Apapa area of Lagos on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.
The public relations officer of the Lagos State Police command, Ngozi Braide said it was not a bomb explosion but an explosion from a fuel tanker.
“There is nothing whatsoever suggesting that it was a bomb explosion. It was a tanker loaded with fuel that burst into flames. Policemen are on ground there now and we cannot yet ascertain the casualty figures. But everything is under control,” she said.
Meanwhile, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), through its spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, contradicted the claim asserting that the cause of the fire was from a gas cylinder explosion.
“People were reported to be filling gas into the cylinder before it exploded. The incident happened within Folawiyo Energy Premises but they did not allow fire men into their premises at all.”
The true cause of the incident is yet to unravel.
See photos from the explosion scene: