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More than 50 houses in Jamata Community of Lokoja LGA was on Wednesday razed down following an explosion traced to Cooking Gas deposited in the area

The explosion brought down buildings, with properties Worth millions of Naira affected and displaced hundreds of people

The houses are mostly by the band of River Niger.

The Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (KOSEMA) and team from Lokoja Local Government area of Kogi State on Thursday visited the scene of the fire disaster in Jamata area of the state.

An early morning inferno on Wednesday caused by a gas explosion had destroyed property worth million of naira and displaced hundreds of people from the communitym

Speaking during the assessment of the scene, the Executive Secretary of KOSEMA, Mouktar Atimah said the immediate response to the explosion scene underscore the importance the state government attached to issue of such disasters.

“This is to show the commitment of the state government led by His Excellency, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo towards the welfare as well as security of it’s citizens, hence the immediate response to disasters within the state.

“From our assessment  ofthe level of destruction, we can see that properties and goods worth millions of naira were consumed in the inferno and a large number of people displaced from their homes.”

Atimah however assured the victims that the government will stands with them during this trying times and the government would support the victims in every way it can.

“Kogi state government commiserated with the victims and we assured that government support will come and it will be timely too.”

The chairman of Lokoja Local Government, Abdullahi Ademi who was part of the government visitation team, donated N1 Million to the victims, promising to still reach out to the victims and the community in a better way.

The traditional ruker of the community, (HRH) Ibrahim Okura Mammud eulogized the efforts of the state government through KOSEMA saying the people of Jamata have faith and maintain confidence in the government.

Also in the entourage was the Special Adviser to the State Governor on State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Sandra Musa and the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Emergency Management Alh. Shuaibu Mohammed.

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