Gov. Sani Bello of Niger has commiserated with the victims of tanker explosion that occurred in Lambata, Gurara Local Government Area of the state.
Bello, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Berje, in Minna on Monday, expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident involving two tankers.
Two tankers — one conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) — had a head-on collision on Sunday night in Lambata, a town in Gurara Local Government Area.
The accident resulted in an explosion which destroyed houses, vehicles and other property in the area.
The governor said that his administration would continue to do its best to avert such incidents in future.
“I am deeply saddened by this incident; my prayers are with all those who are affected in one way or the other. I pray for the quick replenishment of the loss of their goods and property.
“As government, we will do the needful and stand by the victims by supporting them to ease their losses,” he said.
Bello said that he had directed the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) assess the damage, with a view to providing succour for the victims.