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Explosions: Atiku Calls For Proper Handling Of Combustive Products

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the incidents of explosions in some parts of the country. In a tweet on Friday, Atiku advised relevant government agencies to review protocols for the handling of highly combustive products.

He noted that the review is imperative to avert the needless loss of human lives and properties particularly in high-density areas across the country.

While condoling with the families of all the victims of the Thursday’s explosion in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State, Atiku described the explosion as one tragic incident too many.

You will recall that an explosion from a truck loaded with combustive substance rocked the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos, killing no fewer than three persons while a yet- to- be ascertained number of persons were wounded while some houses and vehicles were also affected.

Meanwhile, Atiku had earlier commiserated with victims of the tanker explosion in Lokoja and the road accident in Akaeze-Ukwu, Ivo LGA of Ebonyi in which scores of lives were lost.

Earlier, the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has described the need to improve road safety in Nigeria as an urgent challenge for the relevant authorities and other stakeholders in the country’s transport sector.

Lawan, who highlighted the need to put an end to the rampant carnage on the roads bared his mind in a statement issued on Thursday to condole the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion incident which happened on Wednesday, September 23.

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