Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a thorough investigation into the chlorine gas explosion in central north city of Jos in Plateau State.
The Nigerian leader said in a message of commiseration to the families of the victims, government and people of the state, that an investigation into the incident was necessary to avoid recurrence.
The investigation should unravel the fact as to whether this was just an accident, he added.
“Whatever is the case, we need to get to the bottom of this unfortunate and tragic incident,” the president said.
The explosion had claimed not fewer than eight lives.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that 112 injured persons were still on admission in four hospitals following Saturday’s explosion of Chlorine Cylinder used for water treatment at Lamingo plant of the Plateau Water Board.
The NEMA North-Central Coordinator, Abdulsalami Mohammed, told reporters that three more persons had died, in addition to the initial five killed by the incident that also razed down many houses around the area.
He described the incident as very unfortunate, and said that the community around the water treatment plant would be relocated. Enditem