Former Vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has conveyed his heartfelt condolence to the families of the victims of an explosion at a petrol station in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
According to Vice-President of Sierra Leone, Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, who rushed to the scene on Saturday with numerous local officials, a large explosion at a petrol station in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown killed 92 people. Hospitals are nursing 88 more individuals for burn injuries.
A rescue worker and a nurse told AFP earlier that at least 80 people had died, with the nurse claiming he had attended to “severe injuries” in women, men, and children.
Witnesses said the explosion occurred when a car caught fire at a gas station following a road collision.
Atiku weighed in on the news as he shelled out his condolence message to the families of the lost victims.
His tweet read: My heartfelt condolences to the scores of families who lost a dear one in the explosion at a petrol station in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My heartfelt condolences to the scores of families who lost a dear one in the explosion at a petrol station in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.https://t.co/dXWCD9sNgd
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 6, 2021
In other news, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has warned Nigerian youths not to participate or be sidetracked by gangs of fraudsters known as ‘yahoo boys,’ warning that they would end up in prison.
Instead, he advised them to take advantage of the various programs set up by the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria to assist young entrepreneurs and other Nigerians.
While giving the first graduation talk at Kola Daisi University in Ibadan, Oyo State, Osinbajo cited numerous young Nigerians who have achieved success without taking shortcuts and challenged graduands and youngsters to embrace integrity and character in order to achieve success in life.