President Muhammadu Buhari has described the fuel tanker fire experienced in Lagos on Thursday evening as one of the greatest tragedies witnessed in the country in recent times.
Buhari states this in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The President expressed shock and sorrow over the fire in which many people are feared killed with several vehicles burnt.
Buhari said in reaction to the early reports reaching him concerning the incident that he was sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, tens of vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire.
He expressed his condolences to the government and people of Lagos State on the tragedy.
“Sadly, this seems to be one of the greatest tragedies we have seen in recent times,” Buhari said.
The President urged the emergency services and law enforcement officials to do their best to limit the losses and damage from the incident.
He said the priority now should be how to save those people who could still be in danger.