President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met the families of victims of the explosion in Kano to express his condolences and that of the nation.
The family members, accompanied by various community leaders resident in Sabon Gari Kano, including Chief Nicholas Ibekwe, the Eze Igbo, were assembled at the Palace of the Emir, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero for the meeting with the President.
In a brief address, the President said he was “extremely pained by the loss of lives and injury to many due to the explosion,” adding “my thoughts and that of the nation are with the bereaved families. I hope the injured will recover fully at the earliest possible time.”
As per the official reports, nine people lost their lives and 22 were injured and receiving treatment.
The Emir thanked the President for the condolences and commended him for providing a fair and just leadership.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje announced cash support in various sums for the families of the deceased, the injured and others whose property were partly damaged or destroyed.
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