Kogi govt declares two-day mourning over Lokoja tanker explosion

By Valentine Amanze

The Kogi State government on Thursday September 24, 2020, declared a two-day mourning to honour the victims of Wednesday’s tanker explosion in Lokoja, the state capital.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, disclosed this in atatement on Thursday September 24, 2020.

He stated: “The governor and the government of Kogi State are saddened by the unfortunate incident that claimed many lives in the early hours of Wednesday.

“The people are sad. Therefore, the primary responsibility of the government is to ensure the safety and well-being of the Kogi people.

“As a result of the importance placed on the lives of our people, the government has declared a two-day state mourning to honour the departed souls.

“In this time of grief, we urge the people to be deep in sober reflection and stand together for one another to pull out of the agonizing loss.”

The tanker explosion, which occurred in the Felele area of Lokoja, along the Lokoja-Abuja Highway, claimed no fewer than 26 lives.

The government has therefore, called on road users to act responsibly to avert unfortunate situations that could claim lives.

The state government also assured that full investigations would be carried out to determine the causes of the incident.

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