Kaduna explosion: Police identifies victims, quantifies lost property


The Kaduna state Police Command has identified, and released the names of five of the six people killed in Saturday’s gas explosion in Sabo Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. 


A statement signed by the Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, early Monday morning said five males lost their lives to the explosion while quantifying the properties destroyed by the explosion and subsequent inferno to be worth N16.4 million.
“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to update the general Public that the death toll has increased to six from the five persons already mentioned in the earlier statement.


“The Command has also in the course of investigation identified five of the deceased victims as; Prof. Malam Simon (male), Wale Ajayi (male), Daniel Peter (male), Victor Asoegwu (male) and Michael Ernest (male).


“Properties valued at sixteen Million, four hundred and two thousand,three hundred  Naira (#16,402,300) only, have been burnt in the four shops affected by the fire.
“The Commissioner of Police CP 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,” DSP Sabo said.