President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a thorough investigation of the chlorine gas explosion in Jos, Plateau State at the weekend, in which many people were killed and many more injured.
In a message of commiseration to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Plateau state over the incident, contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari said that an investigation into the incident was necessary to avoid recurrence.
“The investigation should unravel the facts as to whether this was just an accident.”
“Whatever is the case, we need to get to the bottom this unfortunate and tragic incident,” the President said.
President Buhari prayed that Allah should grant the souls of those who lost their lives in the explosion peaceful repose and grant a quick recovery to those who were injured in the terrible tragedy.
Eight persons were confirmed dead from the explosion.