One person confirmed dead in Festac Bridge explosion

The Nigerian police say the man who died was the leader of a sand dredgers association.

The police have confirmed the death of one person in an explosion that occurred under the Festac link bridge, linking Festac Town to Amuwo Odofin Housing Estate.

The Area Commander of Area E Festac Command of the Lagos State Police Command, Dan Okoro, confirmed the death in a telephone conversation with PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Okoro said the dead was a leader of the sand dredgers under the bridge. Another source confirmed the dead to be the chairman of the association, who operate in the water under the bridge.

The police boss also said one person was injured in the blast. Our source said the injured is a policeman whose leg was damaged in the blast.

The police bomb squad are already at the scene of the explosion, although it is not clear what the cause of the explosion is, Mr. Okoro explained.

Details later.


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  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Reminds of an old English prayer: FROM THE FURY OF THE NORTH MEN. PROTECT US, OH LORD.

  • when would the perpetrators of this dastardly act stop it? Foreign investors and expert who who would have join hands to develop Nigeria have been kidnapped, kill or looted and the lucky ones have run back to their countries for their dear lives.Now the devils have finally arrived in Lagos and recorded the first casualty. When would this stop? Is the president to be blame for this again or those sponsoring this devilish act are doing it because they are acting the script of their master-Lucifer? where is safe in Nigeria?????

    • PChandler

      The most bigoted, intolerant and hateful ideology on earth. That’s all there is to say.