At least six persons have died with several others injured after two tankers collided and exploded at the Lapai area of Niger State in the early hours of Tuesday.
Six tankers and yet-to-be-identified number of smaller vehicles have also been razed by fire.
Those injured in the explosion are said to have been taken to various hospitals
Confirming the incident, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Bello, Mary Noel-Berje said all relevant agencies, including the state Fire Service, Federal Road Safety and the Vehicle Inspection Office have been at the scene of the incident since it happened.
Noel-Berje described the incident as unfortunate, adding that Governor Bello has commiserated with the victims of the explosion.