Six persons were killed on Friday night in a fire from a tanker explosion in Maraban Jos, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Road
Maintenance Agency had constructed a trailer park at the Maraban Jos
axis of the Kaduna-Zaria expressway to reduce the high rate of fires
caused by petrol tankers and accidents caused by articulated trucks
parked along the road.
Alhaji Abdullahi Kwarau, the Chairman of Igabi Local Government
Council, said the accident, which occurred on Friday night, involved two
He appealed to the state government to expedite action on the
construction of more trailer parks on major roads in the state to avoid a
recurrence of such accidents.
Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State, who condoled with the families
of those who died in the accident, urged drivers, particularly those of
petrol tankers, to be extra vigilant while driving or parking their
He assured the people that efforts were underway to ensure the timely
completion of new trailer parks being constructed in Igabi, Kagarko and
Birnin Gwari local government areas.
Yero said the state government was also collaborating with FERMA to
ensure the speedy completion of ongoing road projects to forestall
recurring accidents on the major roads.