The Executive Governor of Taraba state, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku on behalf of himself and the good people of Taraba state extends his condolences to the Government, the people of Kogi State, and families affected over the unfortunate incident that occurred of a fuel tanker on the federal highway in Lokoja.
The Governor assured both the government, people of Kogi state and families affected of our thoughts and prayers toward them all.
“On behalf of myself and the Government of Taraba State, I extend our condolences to the Government, the people of Kogi State, and families affected over the unfortunate incident that occurred of a fuel tanker on the federal highway in Lokoja.”
”Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.”
– Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.
It can be recalled that a petrol tanker overturned and caught fire on a busy road in Kogi state on the 23rd September 2020.
The tanker which was said to have lost control, rammed into five cars, three tricycles and two motorcycles on the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp in Kogi State, Idris Fika Ali confirmed that 23 people were killed in the explosion while one child survived with injuries.
He went on to say that the occupants of the 10 vehicles involved have been killed.
“The death of 23 people as confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission, represents another disturbing and saddening incident in the litany of tragedies that have befallen our country,” President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement.