President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday in Abuja, described the death of tens of Nigerians on Friday night in the explosion of an illegal refinery as a “catastrophe and a national disaster.”
Over 100 people were killed during the incident after an illegal refinery caught fire at the Abaezi community in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
Six vehicles were also razed in the incident that threw the community into mourning.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President directed the nation’s armed forces, security and intelligence agencies to intensify the clampdown on illegal refineries.
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He, therefore, urged community leaders, the police, and the secret service to never allow such a heart-breaking incident happened in any part of the country again.