Gas explosion rocks Iju Ishaga, Lagos (Video)

A loud explosion shook the Iju area of Lagos shortly before 3:30 this afternoon of Thursday, September 24, 2020 as thick smoke bellowed into the sky.

Iju is located between Agege and Ojodu Berger and is a thickly populated area in the Local Government Area.

An eyewitness who called Express said the explosion and was from a gas plant located around Iju Hills and close to Grailland.

Panic-stricken residents of Iju and surrounding communities such as Akute, Ajuwon, Ishaga, Fagba and Alagbole are asking for imemdiate intervention of the service and other emergency services

Gas explosion rocks Iju Ishaga, Lagos (Video)

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.

He noted that emergency responders have arrived at the scene of the incident.

“LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga. There is a gas explosion. Operation ongoing,” he added.

Gas explosion rocks Iju Ishaga, Lagos (Video)