President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Benue state on the tanker explosion which occurred in Ahumbe village, along Makurdi – Aliade road on Monday.

In a release signed by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari said he was saddened by the unfortunate loss of lives which could clearly have been avoided.

Buhari also commended the efforts of Nigerians who offered immediate assistance to those injured in the incident and took them for further care.

He therefore called on Nigerians to be careful in handling incendiary materials especially petroleum products in order to avoid needless casualties.

The President prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and wished those receiving treatment speedy recovery.

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