Not less than 30 persons are feared dead as a result of a petrol tanker losing control and ramming into oncoming vehicles at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State Capital in the early hours of today, 23/09/2020
According to official tweet from the office of Kogi State Government, “Governor Yahaya Bello expressed shock and sorrow over the fatal tanker explosion which claimed over 30 lives including Primary, Secondary School Students in Feleke, Lokoja”
And a statement signed by his spokesperson, Onogwu Muhammed, said the Governor expressed his condolence to the families of those affected by the occurrence.
“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire.”
According to the statement, the governor, urged the students of Kogi State Polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful, stating that he shared in their grieving moment over the death of some of their colleagues in the disaster, the statement concluded.