Reaction still trail Christmas Eve tragedy which occurred when an industrial Gas plant suddenly exploded and with over 100 persons burnt to death in Nnewi, Anambra State..
The explosion that rocked the Inter Corp Oil Limited (LPG Gas Plant), an subsidiary of Chikason Group, became the latest on the list of tragedies that marred the outgoing 2015.
An eye witness said the fire incident which started at about 11am, was caused by an explosion when a truck was discharging its contents.
According to a source, all the customers who went to the gas plant to get a refill in order to escape running out of the product during the festive season were allegedly burnt to death.
Several other people in the neighborhood and passers-by also got caught in the inferno.
Anambra indigenes have therefore called on the government to ensure safety of lives and properties to forestall a possible destruction of lives and properties.
“If is not petrol tanker explosion, it is trailer, ramming into the crowd or terrorists killing at will, why all these deaths that are uncalled for in Nigeria, why the unnecessary loss of lives?’’ Collins Obi, a trader asks.
Meanwhile, life continues as Christians across Nigeria joined their counterparts around the world to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Over 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea to safe mankind.
However, against the economic hardship, Christians and other Nigerians came out to shop and celebrate in the spirit of the season.
Head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria and Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, Bishop Nicholas Okoh clarified what Christmas is all about. “Christmas is that God came down to be with man, doing that is humility,” he said.
The Primate added that, “There are people up there who would not come down to identify with the people. We plead with everyone to be a promoter of peace and to give information to security agents to be able to bring peace to all of us. It should not be left to the few called security agents.”