February 21, 2024

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said the explosion that occurred near a refuse dump outside the Bureau of Public Enterprise premises in Maitama area of Abuja was not bomb related.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT. SP Josephine Adeh, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
She said a rapid response team and members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was deployed to assess the situation after the incident on Wednesday.
According to her, preliminary findings indicate than an overheated metal refuse container activated under intense heat, exploded, and injured two of the refuse evacuators.
She said the affected refuse evacuators were currently receiving medical attention in Maitama General Hospital.
Adeh urged the public to exercise caution and refrain from using metal refuse bins.
She advocated the use of plastic or rubber containers for waste disposal, as they pose a reduced risk of being over heated.
(NAN)

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