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Gas explosion in Kogi community destroys over 100 houses

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Gas explosion in Kogi community destroys over 100 houses

Story from Uji A ILIYASU 

More than 100 houses have been destroyed by a cooking gas explosion in Jamata in Lokoja local government area of Kogi State.

The explosion, which happened on Wednesday, burnt several buildings and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

During a visit to the affected community, Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Bashir Abubakar Gegu, lamented the losses and urged citizens to be cautious while using cooking gas.

“I am urging all and sundry to abide by the rules of gas usage. This accident is avoidable, but for negligence and failure to abide by the safety rules of the use of cooking gas, this happened,” he said.

He assured the victims of the state government’s immediate and long-term support to enable them get back on their feet and in their various trades.

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