Fuel tanker explodes in Abuja

An explosion, resulting from a fuel tanker crash, rocked Gwagwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory on Friday night, The PUNCH has gathered.

This is contrary to rumours making the rounds that an aeroplane crashed in the Kubwa suburb of the FCT on Friday night.

Meanwhile, our correspondent gathered that first responders have been deployed to the scene of the incident.

The spokesperson for the FCT Fire Service, Mr Amiola Adebayo, also confirmed the incident, in a telephone conversation with our correspondent.

Adebayo said, “There was no plane crash in Kubwa. There was only an explosion caused by a fuel tanker crash in Gwagwa tonight, and our men have been deployed to the scene of the incident.”

A police source also noted that the explosion resulted from a fuel tanker crash.

“It wasn’t a plane crash but a fuel tanker crash that led to the explosion,” the source said.