Abuja explosion, mere fire outbreak- police

Only the building was damaged by the incident.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, on Tuesday dispelled the news of a bomb explosion at Efab estate, in Lokogoma district, Abuja.

Mr. Mba said the incident was a “mere fire outbreak” at a shopping complex in the area.

The spokesperson, who addressed journalists, said “It is unfortunate that some people have gone to town to report that it was an explosion”.

He said the fire outbreak was triggered by an electrical fault that started from a laundry shop at the shopping complex.

“The big sound that caused the false alarm came from the compressor of the air conditioning system at the shop,” he said.

He said no live was lost in the incident but the building was damaged.

He advised property owners to always provide safety equipment in their buildings and to ensure strict adherence to safety precautions in order to avoid similar occurrence in future.

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