The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed refuted reports that there was a bomb explosion on Thursday March 27, in Abuja contrary to rumuors in some quarters.
The Minister in a statement signed bySA Media to the Hon Minister of FCT, Nosike Ogbuenyi stated that there was no bomb explosion on Thursday but a gas explosion.
In the statement, The Minister enjoined all residents and visitors in the territory to continue with their legitimate activities without fear as what happened was a mere gas explosion at a shop located at Shagari Plaza opposite the ever busy Area 1 shopping Centre, Garki District, Abuja.
The gas cylinder explosion occurred at an open gas shop when the seller was refilling a cylinder for a customer at about 4.45pm and there no casualties.
The men of FCT Fire Service arrived promptly at the scene and put out the fire thus preventing it from spreading.
Members of the public are therefore advised to ignore the rumours of a bomb explosion in Abuja as baseless and false.