Posted by News Express | 20 March 2020 | 560 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Province on the Niger, Archbishop Chibuzor Alexander Ibezim, has consoled the victims of the recent gas explosion that rocked a part of Lagos earlier in the week.
The gas explosion in the Nigeria’s commercial capital which happened around 8:00am on Sunday, March 15, within the residential dustrict of Abule-Ado reportedly killed no fewer than 15 people, injured many more and destroyed about 50 buildings and 50 cars.
Also torched in the inferno were, houses, lorries, cars and motorbikes.
In a press statement made available to journalists in Awka by the Director of Communications, Dr. Emeka Odogwu, the Archbishop expressed shock that such could still happen in this century.
He said: “I commiserate with the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Archbishop Alfred Martins, for the disaster at Bethlehem Girls College, Abule-Ado, Amuwo Odofin Lagos for losing the Education Director, Administrator of the school and some students who died in the unfortunate fire incident.
“I commiserate with other churches of Christ affected by the inferno after the blast, the government and people of Lagos State as well as with families and relations of those who lost their lives, and property in the fire incident. May God console you all in Jesus name. Amen.
“The news of the explosion took me aback as I am pained such could still happen to our people in this century.”
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