LAGOS BOMB BLAST: Bomb Blast Under Amuwo-Odofin/Festac Bridge Kills One Person

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

The death was confirmed by the Area Commander of Area E Festac Command of the Lagos State Police Command, Dan Okoro. 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.

The injured allegedly is a policeman whose leg was damaged in the blast.

he 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.

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