Loud explosion rocks Abuja

A loud explosion occurred in Kurudu, a community on the outskirts of Abuja, this morning.
The explosion caused panic in Kurudu, Jikoyi and other adjoining areas as residents scampered for safety.
A resident of an Army Estate in Kurudu, told PREMIUM TIMES that
soldiers simply locked the gate and prevented anyone from going out upon
hearing the loud explosion.
However, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Army confirmed that it was a controlled blast.
Mr.Olagide Olaleye, a Brigadier General told Premium Times that a rock
had been blocking a new road being constructed from Karishi to Apo, in
the Abuja city centre.
He said the rock was blasted, with dynamites, to free the road and allow construction to continue.


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