The city of Jebba in Moro Local Government Area, Kwara State was thrown into a state of mourning as a petrol tanker travelling through the ancient town had lost control early Wednesday morning and spilled its contents as it rammed into residential buildings
The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has thereby commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives and properties in the fire incident, described the horrible occurrence as tragic and miserable.
The incident resulted in huge explosions that burnt down at least 30 houses and shops and killed up to six persons, according to an account by the state fire service whose swift response has brought the fire under control.
The Governor, through a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, sent his heartfelt condolences to the affected families and urged them to take heart and remain calm as believers.
He has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to quickly move in to determine the material loss.
Governor Abdulrazaq however lauded the Kwara State Fire Service and other responders for their efforts which helped to curtail the raging inferno and minimised the loss, and said, “I condole with the victims and their families on this very sad incident, and prays to God Almighty to repose the souls of the deceased.”