- It appears residents in Abule Ado will have more than just the destruction of their buildings to deal with after the gas explosion
- This is as the federal government has started making moves towards reclaiming lands from the area
- The government said that by virtue of its acquisition back in the 1970s, it has ownership of lands from Ojo Cantonment to Trade Fair
There are indications that the federal government might reclaim lands in Abule Ado, the epicentre of the recent pipeline explosion in Lagos state.
Umar Saliu Buntu, the acting managing director and chief executive officer of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) revealed this on Tuesday, March 17, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Buntu said argued that the federal government in the 1970s acquired the land from Ojo Cantonment to Trade Fair.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had commiserated with all those affected by the explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state.
The Nigerian president in a statement on Sunday, March 15, through Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant, said he received with sadness the news of the incident which caused the loss of lives and property.
Buhari condoled all residents affected by the unfortunate incident, which left many injured and destroyed property.
Details available to Legit.ng showed that a man, who is described as his parents' only son, and his wife, said to be an only daughter, were killed in the explosion that rocked a part of Lagos on Sunday.
The couple, according to their neighbours, got married two years ago. Ganiyu Olayiwola, who is the head of the federal fire service in Lagos state, confirmed that four people died in the incident that shook some parts of the state.
Photographs available to Legit.ng showed rescuers and government officials at the scene evacuating the remains of the couple amid tears and wailing by neighbours.
This medium also obtained photographs of the wreckage of houses and vehicles affected by the explosion, whose cause is yet to be revealed by the authorities.
For those who escaped unhurt, many lost their belongings with some said to be left with nothing other than the clothes they wore at the time of the incident.
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