The Abule-Ado Explosion
In an expository investigation carried out by the BBC Eye, the actual cause of the Abule Ado explosion that rocked the part of Lagos in March, 2020 has been revealed.
In March, no less than Twenty-three people were killed in the explosion, and a girls’ boarding school was totally destroyed.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC at the time said the blast occurred as a result of a truck that hit gas cylinders near one of its petroleum pipelines.
But BBC Africa Eye’s investigation indicates that the explosion was caused by vaporized gas exuded by a leaking pipeline adjacent to the Bethlehem Girls Secondary School.
Three months after the incident, the Federal Government distributed relief materials to 392 households affected by the explosion.
The relief materials were distributed on behalf of the government by the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammadu Muhammed.
The items distributed include 562 bags of 12.5kg Rice, 562 bags of 25kg beans, 56 kegs of 20L vegetable oil, 28 bags of 20kg salt, 90 cartons of seasoning and 94 cartons of tin tomatoes.
Also presented were 1,124 pieces of blankets, 1,124 pieces of nylon mats, 1,124 pieces of bath towels, 1,124 pieces of wax prints and 1,124 pieces of mosquito nets.
Other items are 600 pieces of children’s clothing, 200 pieces of men’s clothing, 300 pieces of women’s clothing, 281 cartons of detergent and 281 cartons of toilet soap.