Many persons have been reportedly injured in a gas explosion in Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A resident confirmed the incident which occurred Monday night when customs officers on border patrol allegedly shot at a vehicle.
He said the tanker caught fire and instantly set ablaze houses and shops in the area.
The spokesman of the NSCDC, Jigawa State Command, CSC Adamu Shehu confirmed the incident.
He said the incident happened yesterday night in Babura LGA yesterday at about 2100hrs when Iveco Van laden with filled gas cylinders exploded.
Adamu said many persons were injured, and houses and shops were razed down as a result of the incident.
He said the injured persons are currently receiving medical attention at General Hospital, Babura.
The NSCDC spokesperson said the circumstances leading to the explosion of the gas were unknown.
He said firefighters were deployed from Hadejia LGA to quench the fire.