Gov. Sani Bello: Deeply pained by the loss of lives and property
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has expressed sympathy with the people of Kutigi, in Lavun Local Government Area of the state over the accident that led to an explosion that claimed four lives, injured 34 persons, and razed several houses.
Governor Bello in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel Berje, expressed sadness over the loss of lives and destruction of property as a result of the inferno.
He prayed for the quick recovery of those injured who are currently receiving treatment at both the General Hospital Kutigi, and Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida.
The statement expressed government’s readiness to assess the damage caused by the inferno with a view to cushioning the effects on the victims.
He appreciated the efforts of those who rose to the challenge by assisting the victims and ensuring that they got quick medical attention.
The governor, however, frowned at the manner at which drivers of tankers and articulated vehicles drive even in residential areas, saying that some of these accidents are avoidable.
He enjoined the people of kutigi community to remain calm and law abiding as the government is doing everything possible to investigate the root cause of the accident.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of four persons that lost their lives as well as for the families to bear the irreparable loss.