President Buhari meets family members of victims of Kano gas explosion

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President Buhari meets family members of victims of Kano gas explosion

President Buhari has met with family members of the victims of the explosion that took place at the Sabon Gari area of the state on May 17.

Nine persons were confirmed dead in the unfortunate incident. The police has since said it was a gas explosion and not a bomb explosion as earlier speculated.

The president, who is in Kano for the Nigerian AirForce Week event, met with the family members of the nine deceased persons at the palace of the Emir of Kano.

He commiserated with the families, the Emir and the government of Kano state on the unfortunate incident, which the police have said was caused by a gas/chemical explosion.

Speaking earlier, the governor of Kano said the government has given N9million as compensation to the family of the deceased persons while N2million was given to 10 persons seriously injured and N1million was given to those with minor injuries.

The governor also said a business centre, African Centre, affected by the explosion was given N2million while Winners Academy, which students suffered injuries from the explosion and the its glasses shattered got N1million.

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