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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to immediately take action following an explosion at Abule-Ado area of Lagos state.

Newspot Nigeria had reported that residents of Lagos State were thrown into confusion following an explosion on Sunday morning.

Several houses were shaken by the explosion, while some collapsed at Abule-Ado junction.

But the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said the explosion which occurred at the Trade Fair axis of Lagos State was not caused by a disruption of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline.

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Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye,said this even as he promised to give updates on the situation at a later time.

Reacting, Atiku offered his condolences to those affected by the explosion and called on the government to provide a robust response to those affected and the area immediately.

Atiku wrote: “From the information given by officials of the Lagos State Fire Service who are currently on the ground, the implosion is not connected to pipeline but might have occurred in a factory located in the Abule Ado area.

“Sending my prayers to worshippers and residents affected by the pipeline explosion in parts of Abule Ado, in Amuwo-Odofin LGA of Lagos state, especially to those who lost loved ones.

“I call on the Government to mobilise a robust response immediately.”

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