Nnewi Gas Explosion: Buhari Expresses Deep Regrets Over Large-Scale Loss Of Human Lives

Nnewi-ChikasonPresident Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep regret over the death of tens of people in Anambra State, following an industrial gas explosion, which occurred at the Inter Corp Oil limited (LPG Gas Plant), a member of Chikason Group, few hours before the Christmas celebration.

In a press statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he was greatly shaken and shocked by such large-scale loss of human lives in a single industrial accident, which casts a gloom on the families of the victims “who were looking forward to a joyous Christmas celebration”.

While the police put the number of dead at eight, unofficial sources suggest the casualty was much higher.

The President extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the government of Anambra State over what he described as “this unfortunate tragedy on Christmas eve”, adding that “my heart and prayers go out to these grieving families at this difficult and painful moment”.