Destruction as Explosion Rocks Lagos Community, Videos Emerge

Destruction as Explosion Rocks Lagos Community, Videos Emerge

  • A gas explosion rocked the Tejuosho NTA 10 axis of Lagos state on Wednesday, May 29, sparking a fire that gutted over 300 wooden shanties in the area
  • The inferno affected the nearby Saint Heritage Children’s School on Adedapo Street, off Aralile Street in Surulere
  • reports that fire occurrences are common in Nigeria and many households and businesses have suffered huge losses journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Surulere, Lagos state - A gas explosion on Wednesday, May 29, rocked a market in Tejuosho axis of Lagos state.

As reported by The Punch, the incident sparked a fire that gutted over 300 wooden shanties in the area which is a market.

Fire guts wooden market in Tejuosho Lagos
A fire has gutted a part of Tejuosho community in Lagos. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei
Source: Getty Images

The Nation also noted the development.

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The inferno also affected the nearby Saint Heritage Children School on Adedapo Street, off Aralile Street in Surulere.

An eyewitness appealed for urgent assistance, saying:

“We need emergency response at Adedapo Street, off Aralile Street, Surulere.”

As of the time of this report, there has been no reported loss of life or injuries.

Efforts to get official comments from Amodu Shakiru, the director of public affairs, Lagos State Fire Service, were unsuccessful.

Watch the videos below: reports that billions have been lost in the past few years in Nigeria due to unwarranted destruction caused by fire outbreaks.

As noted by The Punch, the federal government said the country recorded over 2,056 cases of fire incidents with a loss of over N1 trillion of properties in 2022.

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Although fire services do respond when there is an outbreak, they are often too late.

Fire breaks out at Lagos airport earlier reported that a fire outbreak occurred at the E54 bridge of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) terminal 1 in Lagos.

Smoke was detected billowing from the E54 bridge, leading electrical engineers to immediately cut off power to the airport’s E wing.

A statement by Obiageli Orah, the director of public affairs and consumer protection of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said the fire was brought under control.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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