Lagos - The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed reports that a car explosion in the Apapa area of the state was a bomb attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Spokesperson of the Police Command, Ngozi Braide, said the explosion occurred when a private vehicle ran into a parked fuel tanker at Folawiyo Energy filling station in Apapa.
She said that the incident happened at about 800pm local time on Wednesday night and preliminary report indicted that it was a mere accident.
Braide said the number of victims of the explosion had not been ascertained as the police command was still waiting on the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Apapa for full details.
The Lagos explosion happened less than 12 hours after 21 people were killed in an attack on a shopping mall in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Abuja attacks.
- CAJ News
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