The Kogi State government has declared a two-day mourning in honour of the victims of the tanker explosion which occurred in Lokoja on Wednesday.
This announcement is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Kogi Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo.
“As a result of the importance placed on the lives of our people, the Government has declared a two-day state mourning to honor the departed souls.
“In this time of grief, we urge the people to be deep in sober reflection and stand together for one another to pull out of the agonizing loss,” the statement read in part.
The tanker explosion, which occurred in the Felele area of Lokoja, along the Lokoja/Abuja Highway claimed 23 lives.
According to the state government, full investigations will be carried out to determine the cause of the incident.