President Muhammadu Buhari has described the fuel tanker fire experienced in Lagos on Thursday evening as one of the greatest tragedies witnessed in the country in recent times.
Buhari states this in a statement made available to journalists
by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The President expressed shock and sorrow over the fire in
which many people are feared killed with several vehicles burnt.
Buhari said in reaction to the early reports reaching him
concerning the incident that he was sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives,
tens of vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire.
He expressed his condolences to the government and
people of Lagos State on the tragedy.
“Sadly, this seems to be one of the greatest tragedies
we have seen in recent times,” Buhari said.
The President urged the emergency services and law
enforcement officials to do their best to limit the losses
and damage from the incident.
He said the priority now should be how to save those
people who could still be in danger.