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1 person killed, police division, 15 vehicles razed in tanker fire in Zaria

The police have confirmed the death of one person in a tanker fire incident  which occurred in Zaria, which also razed a police station and 15 vehicles, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The incident occurred Saturday night at Danmagaji area of Zaria in Kaduna State, when the tanker driver lost control in an attempt to avoid a pot hole.

In the process, he was said to have crushed to death a motorcyclist and in the process razed the police station and vehicles.

The  NAN reported that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Agyole Abeh, confirmed the figure to newsmen after visiting the scene on Sunday.

“The incident was quite unfortunate, but we have to give glory to God because of lives involved. This is what we should appreciate God for.

“The inferno would have claimed lots of lives, most especially as Danmagaji usually had heavy traffic, and this police station is a place where people always patronise.

“Today, we would have been telling a different story.

“However everything in the station have been completely burnt down, as you can see the structure, nothing is left apart from the wall,” he said.

The Police Commissioner solicited the intervention of the state government, traditional and community leaders in rebuilding the police station.

“The state government had never let the police down; it has been given resounding assistance to the force and I believe it will find an immediate solution to the problem.”