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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed officials to provide adequate treatment for the injured persons in the Sabon Gari, Kano, gas explosion in which nine casualties were reported.

The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publucity, Mallam Garba Shehu said, “The gas explosion in Kano is very sad. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I wish the injured people a speedy recovery.

“In this moment of profound grief, I pray to the Almighty to bestow strength upon the families of the victims, the government and people of Kano State and urge them to bear this irreparable loss.”

President Buhari commended the immediate steps taken in response to the incident by the agencies of the State Government, National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, the military, Police and other agencies of the Federal Government.

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