Governor Darius Ishaku has condoled with the people of Zing Local Government Area over Wednesday’s fire incident that has left ten dead and scores sustaining life threatening injuries.
The incident which has left the Governor and the people of the State deeply sad occurred when a tanker carrying fuel exploded near a busy spot in the town, killing many. Describing it as heartbreaking, the Governor said the Government is looking seriously into the matter to critically assess the immediate and remote cause of the incident.
In a statement shared by Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, Governor Ishaku said the incident left him deeply sad. He said, “I’m deeply touched by this incident because it is coming at a time when we are also dealing with all sorts of issues surrounding loss of lives from the herdsmen and other terrorists attacks.
“Life is sacred and when it is taken forcefully, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. To families and friends of victims, I can say it is not only Zing that is mourning but the entire State. I therefore convey the Government’s heartfelt condolences to the people of Zing, especially to the victims.
“We pray God to give them the fortitude to bear these loss. While we can’t restore lives, we are committed to assisting victims as they grapple with this tragedy. Already we have deployed health support facilities and working with other agencies to provide first aid succour to affected persons”
He said that apart from the prompt response mechanisms in place, which was effectively deployed, Government is committed to dealing with tankers menace working with relevant road safety agencies.