President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Benue State on the fuel tanker explosion, which resulted in the loss of several lives.
Naija News recalls the explosion occurred on Monday in Ahumbe village of Benue along the Makurdi – Aliade road.
In his reaction, the president, according to a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina on Tuesday, expressed sadness over the unfortunate loss of lives, which he said could clearly have been avoided.
Adesina also said Buhari commended the efforts of Nigerians who offered immediate assistance to those injured in the incident and took them for further care.
“The President calls on Nigerians to be careful in handling incendiary materials, especially petroleum products in order to avoid needless casualties.
“He prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and wished those receiving treatment speedy recovery,” he added.
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