explosionFour persons were yesterday injured as explosion rocked a locked beer parlour along L&k road around Mayaki, Oworonsoki, Lagos.
The cause of the explosion was unknown as the shop was locked at the time of explosion, which partly affected the next building.
According to the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, those injured including a girl were rushed to Afolabi Hospital in the enclave for treatment.
Farinloye noted that the partly affected collapsed building did not pose any danger to the residents.
He, however, said that the Fire Service and Police tried to find out the cause of the explosion.
In a related development, miners at a quarry site in Orozo, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, on Saturday night caused a palpable panic in Orozo and its adjourning towns, as their mining activities caused a loud explosion that was believed to synonymous with that of bomb explosion.
Quarry is typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted.
As a result, all the residents in the town and its surroundings were all subjected to fear and apprehension, with a thought that another insurgency attack had occurred, few days that such similar acts in Kuje and Nyanya resulted in the loss of many lives, and injured others.
A resident of Jikwoyi, Mr. Ibrahim Lawal told Nigerian Pilot that “at about 8:45pm, he heard a loud explosion that shook his house and that of his neighbours.
“When I heard that, I was confused and immediately concluded that another bomb explosion had occurred. I immediately gathered my children and called my wife who trades at the major bus stop and she told me that she is safe. She said that she heard same sound and that there is panic everywhere as people quickly close their businesses and scamper for safety.
He also told our correspondent that he received several calls from his family members who are living across Nigeria, asking for truth to the story of another bomb explosion in the area, as being posted in the social media platform.
When Nigerian Pilot correspondent visited the area about 9:30 pm, the road leading to the town was deserted, as Police and other security agencies manned the roads to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
However, the fear of the residents were put to rest when the FCT Police Commissioner, Wilson Inalegwu later confirmed the explosion, but said that it was not bomb attack as claimed in some social media platforms, but an explosion from a mining site in Orozo.
The Police said that they had combed all the nooks and crannies of the area from Orozo to Nyanya, up to Karu and Mararaba in Nasarawa state and discovered that no such thing was recorded.
He assured that security agencies have intensified their surveillance of the entire FCT in order to nip on the bud any such unfortunate incident.
Also, the FCTA has denied that any bomb explosion occurred within the territory as was erroneously believed. In a statement, FCTA stated that,“It has come to the attention of the FCT Administration that there were rumours going round of a bomb explosion around Karu Satellite
Town ,suburb of Abuja on Saturday night, which is untrue.
“The FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu, wishes to assure the residents of the Federal Capital Territory that the alleged rumour is unfounded.” According to him, the FCT Police
Commissioner, Wilson Inalegwu, in company of other security agents have combed all the nooks and crannies of the area from Orozo to Nyanya and from Karu up to Mararaba, in Nasarawa State without any sign of bomb explosion.