- President Buhari expresses concerns over the high death toll in the gas explosion in Nasarawa state
- He appeals to the state and federal authorities to ensure that the best medical assistance is provided for persons who got injured in the incident
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled the government and people of Nasarawa state over the tragic fire occasioned by a gas explosion at a filling station in Lafia, the state capital.
The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his senior special Assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, September 10, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The explosion occurred at a gas plant close to the petrol station, killing at least 10 persons, over 30 sustained various injuries, destroyed vehicles and several shops.
The president, who was briefed about the scale of destruction of life and property, expressed grave concern over the high toll in the incident.
He consoled the bereaved families and appealed to the state and federal authorities and well meaning persons in the state to ensure that the best medical assistance was provided to the injured persons.
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“I wish that this kind of tragedy never happened to any part of the country,” he added.
Meanwhile, the United States has called for all those involved in the persistent violence which has claimed lots of innocent lives in Nigeria to be arrested and prosecuted.
The call was made by the US deputy chief of mission in Nigeria, David Young, and was made public in a post on the Twitter handle of the US Embassy, @USEmbassyAbuja, on Friday, September 7.
Legit.ng notes that Young, while speaking at a peace building summit in Plateau state, pointed out that every human life is sacred.
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