Buhari consoles victims, family over death of nine in Kano explosion


By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with families over loss of lives in the Sabon Gari, Kano, gas explosion in which nine casualties were reported, and directed officials to provide adequate treatment for the injured persons.

“The gas explosion in Kano is very sad. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I wish the injured people a speedy recovery,” said the President.

“In this moment of profound grief, I pray to the Almighty to bestow strength upon the families of the victims, the government and people of Kano State and urge them to bear this irreparable loss,” the President said, in a statement on Wednesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.

Buhari commended the immediate steps taken in response to the incident by the agencies of the State Government, National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, the military, Police and other agencies of the Federal Government.