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Panic as Explosion Hits Abuja


An explosion resulting from a fuel tanker crash rocked Gwagwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, on Friday night.

This is contrary to rumours making the rounds of an aeroplane crash in the Kubwa suburb of the FCT on Friday night.

Meanwhile, our correspondent gathered that first responders had been deployed to the scene of the incident.

The spokesperson for the FCT Fire Service, Mr Amiola Adebayo, also confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation with our correspondent.

Adebayo said, “There was no plane crash in Kubwa. There was only an explosion caused by a fuel tanker crash in Gwagwa tonight and our men have been deployed to the scene of the incident.”

A police source also noted that the explosion resulted from a fuel tanker crash.

“It wasn’t a plane crash but a fuel tanker crash that led to the explosion,” the source said.

When contacted, the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said the police were on the matter.

“We’re on it,” SP Adeh said.

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