Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State and Chairman North Central Governors Forum condole with the Government and people of Kogi State over the loss of 25 people including Primary School Pupils as a result of a Petrol tanker that catches fire.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, Governor Sani Bello described the incident as unfortunate, collosal and heart breaking being that innocent children whose lives would have been beneficial to the general society have been untimely terminated.
” It is heart breaking that these young and vibrant Youths, including innocent children whom there destinies would have better the lots of our Nation in future have been forcefully existed from life. The painful way to which they left the world is very disheartening”.
The Chairman North Central Governors Forum pray God to have Mercy on the souls of the departed and give the State, immediate families and friends the fortitude to bear the colossal loss.
It was reported in the early hours of today that at least 25 people were feared burnt including primary school pupils and Kogi State Polytechnic Students as fire cut up a petrol tanker at Felele area in Lokoja traffic gridlock.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor of Niger State.
23rd September, 2020.