A bank evacuated cash from its vault on Wednesday following a fire outbreak at the popular Ladipo Market in Lagos.
Ladipo is the major spare parts market in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The affected shops contained various types of explosive items including domestic gas being sold to customers.
Police Explosive Ordinance Department, Federal State and Lagos Fire Services are responding, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
“So far, no information on anyone trapped, no civilian has been injured except one responder whose was injured by strapnel of the explosion.”
“Operations still ongoing,” LASEMA said in a statement.