- A gas explosion has occurred near the popular Redeemed Christian Church of God camp on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
- Earlier reports had suggested that the explosion occurred inside the camp, but residents in the area say it was outside
- The authorities are also said to be on top of the situation to ensure the damage to properties around the area is minimal
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway - Residents of the Redemption camp inside the Redeemed Christian Church of God are reportedly in panic as an explosion has reportedly taken place in the area.
Another report, however, revealed that the explosion is from a gas plant behind redemption city.
Meanwhile, a video posted by Naija PR on Twitter claims that the explosion is in inside the religious camp.
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News Rush Twitter handle says the explosion happened outside the Redemption camp.
A resident of the area, Manuel Olayinka wrote on Twitter:
“It is NOT INSIDE Redemption camp! The fire did not affect any RCCG facility. It started in a private gas plant and has been contained by team of RCCG, Ogun state and Lagos state/Federal fire fighters.”
Media personality Deji Adesogan provides more clarification:
“It was a gas explosion from a gas plant this morning along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, close to the camp of RCCG. Emergency response is ongoing + investigation to ascertain the cause.”
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Recall that a total of twenty (20) basic life support ambulances and seven fire trucks have been commissioned by the Federal Fire Service (FFS).
The commissioning, which was attended by Legit.ng, took place during a pulling-out parade ceremony by the FFS in Abuja late last year.
The well-attended ceremonial which was also an occasion to pull out retired officers was attended by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who was the guest of honour.
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This was the consensus at the second edition of the Grow Nigeria Conversation in Abuja last year.
Engr Joseph Garba Anebi; former past Controller General of the FFS (represented), Debbie Windele, a fire safety expert; and Dr. Taibat Lawanson, urban planning and development specialist at the University of Lagos, were part of the panel.