Kogi Government declares two-day mourning for victims of tanker explosion

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Kogi State Government has declared two days mourning for the 23 victims of Wednesday September 23, tanker explosion in Felele, Lokoja.

This was according to a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja on Thursday, September 24.

He urged the people of the state to be deep in sober reflection. He added that Gov. Yahaya Bello was deeply touched by the incident.

“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 agonising loss,” Fanwo said.

Fanwo said the government will carry out full investigations into the accident to determine the immediate and remote causes.

“The Kogi government wishes to assure families that lost loved ones and those whose houses were affected of support at this trying moment.

“We also call on relevant federal agencies to provide relief materials to support what the state government shall be providing.

“Our hearts are with the affected families. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.”


    1. This is beyond explanation, 23 victims! OMG. It’s only God that can console those families because their is nothing we can say to console them. May Almighty God grant the families of the victims fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. This is pathetic.

  1. This is so sad, government should look for a way to fix the federal road that is damaged and alternative for all these tankers. May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  2. Declaring 2 days of mourning or 1000 days of mourning for the 23 persons that died in the tanker explosion is not the solution to anything at all
    The solution is that the government should fix the roads and also the agencies saddled with the inspection of vehicles and otherwise should stand up to do their work right
    May the souls of these dead persons rest in peace and I pray that Gof Almighty will grant their families and loved ones the fortitude to bear this mighty loss

  3. Not just praying and mourning their demised , urgent steps should be taken in fixing those death trapped roads.it has become reoccurring Norm and is a nontheless an aberration worthy of a sane society.

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