Our dreams and hopes have been destroyed, car dealers lament


By Juliet Odey
Some car dealers in Lafia, Nasarawa State have lamented their losses, estimated at N3.5m, in the Monday gas explosion.
Some cars dealers told Neptune Prime how they lost cars and a motorcycle in the gas explosion in Lafia, in which many were killed and scores injured.
The dealers blamed manager of the filling station for the explosion, which was reportedly caused by leaking gas.
One of the dealers said, “When the gas was about to explode, the engineer quickly ran out and informed everybody within the area, shouting that the road should be blocked, but motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders ignored him and before they could realise what was happening, the gas exploded and a lot of people were killed or injured.”
The car dealers appealed to the state government and public-spirited bodies to come to their aid as “all the capital we invested in the business has been destroyed by the explosion.”
“We are appealing to the Nasarawa State Government and other Nigerians to come to our aid as our business has been liquidated. We don’t know where to start. Our dreams and hopes have been destroyed by the gas explosion.”


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