Police release names of victims in Kaduna gas explosion

The list of victims in the Saturday’s gas explosion that occurred at a shop along Kachia road in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna, has been released by the Police.

Scene of the Kaduna gas explosion
Scene of the Kaduna gas explosion

According to the Kaduna State Police Command, in a statement issued by Yakubu Sabo, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), properties worth over ₦16 million were destroyed in the blast.

The Police statement said the victims are:

  1. Prof. Simon Mallam
  2. Wale Ajayi,
  3. Daniel Peter,
  4. Victor Asoegwu,
  5. Micheal Ernest

In addition, the statement read, “Properties valued at N16,402,300  were burnt in the four shops affected by the fire.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ali Aji Janga, has expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and assured the public that the Command is still investigating the root cause of the incident and will ensure justice in accordance with the law.”

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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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