The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, has refuted reports that there was a bomb explosion yesterday in Abuja contrary to the rumours in some quarters.
The minister in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media, Nosike Ogbuenyi, stated that there was no bomb explosion yesterday 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.