EHIME ALEX, Lagos
All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has condemned the pipeline explosion in Festac Town and Abule Ado areas of Lagos, which has reportedly killed more than 15 persons.
He commiserated with families and relations of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate occurrence.
In a statement on Sunday night by his media office signed by Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos governor said all those who had a hand in the unfortunate incident must be punished no matter how highly placed.
He said: “This tragedy should not have happened. Those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident did not deserve to die so gruesomely.
“I strongly condemn this incident. I commiserate with families and relations of those who died. I also sympathise with those who lost their valued property.
“In their memories and in order to avert similar occurrence in future, the authorities must get to the root of this incident and curb incessant pipeline explosion in the area.
“All those who had a hand in this explosion, including those who acted in ways to put lives at risk and hard-earned possessions in jeopardy, must be punished, no matter how highly-placed they may be.”