President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met the families of victims of the explosion in Kano to express his condolences and that of the nation, describing the incident as sad and unfortunate.

The family members, accompanied by various community leaders resident in Sabon Gari Kano, including the Eze Igbo, Chief Nicholas Ibekwe, were assembled at the Palace of the Emir, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero for the meeting with the President.

President Buhari who was a short visit to officiate at the Nigerian Air Force Day and 58th Anniversary Celebration, veered off the official program to start with a condolence visit to the Palace.

In a brief address, the President said he was extremely pained by the loss of lives and injury to many due to the explosion, adding that his thoughts and that of the nation are with the bereaved families.

As per the official reports, nine people lost their lives and 22 were injured and receiving treatment.

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