- Former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, has reacted to the pipeline explosion that rocked some communities in Lagos
- Obi hailed Rev Sr Henrietta Alokha who died while attempting to rescue her students
- The reverend sister involved in the rescue operation was killed when part of the building caved in
Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election, has hailed Rev Sr Henrietta Alokha who lost her life trying to save students from the explosion that affected their dormitory.
Over 20 students were said to have been trapped in the dormitory as a result of the pipeline explosion that occurred in Lagos state.
The former governor of Anambra state in a series of tweets on Monday, March 16, commiserated with all those affected by the explosion.
He went on to hail the courage of the reverend sister who is also the principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Abule Ado.
Legit.ng previously reported that there was confusion and anguish on Sunday, March 15, as a pipeline explosion rocked some communities destroying many houses and other property.
In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with all those affected by the explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state.
The Nigerian president in a statement on Sunday, March 15, through Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant, said he received with sadness the news of the incident which caused loss of lives and property.
In other news, a man, who is described as his parents' only son, and his wife, said to be an only daughter, were killed in the explosion that rocked a part of Lagos on Sunday, March 15.
The couple, according to their neighbours, got married two years ago. Ganiyu Olayiwola, who is the head of the Federal Fire Service in Lagos state, confirmed that four people died in the incident that shook some parts of the state.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) attributed gas explosion as the cause of the blast which occurred at Abule Ado area of Lagos state.
Kennie Obateru, a spokesperson of the NNPC, disclosed that the blast happened after a truck hit some gas cylinders stacked in a gas processing plant.
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