The South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, has said 4 people including a girl were injured in an explosion which occurred today inside an unopened beer parlour at L&K Street, Oworonsoki, inward Mayaki, Lagos State. The victims have been rushed to Afolabi Hospital for treatment. According to Farinloye, “Fire service and police are trying to find out the cause of the explosion as the shop was locked at the time of explosion. Crowd are greatly impeding emergency works. We call on the crowd to leave the area entirely. The explosion partly affected a building next to the beer parlour. The partly affected collapsed building do not pose any danger to the people.”
In another development, there is tension in the Ishawo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State as military officers and mobile policemen have stormed the community with more than 10 Armoured Personnel Carriers, together with hundreds of soldiers, bombarding the area from 4am on Saturday. At a press briefing on Saturday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said the presence of the troops was to end the menace of the hoodlums terrorising the Isawo community.