The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has commiserated with the victims of the gas explosion in Lagos which led to loss of lives and destruction of properties.
This was contained in a statement released on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary Yinka Odumakin.
The statement reads, “Afenifere is distressed by the Lagos explosion that killed unspecified number of people on Sunday and destroyed yet to be enumerated property,
“Our hearts go to all the families who are victims of this great tragedy as we pray for the repose of all souls who perished in the sad occurrence,
“We call for an open inquiry into this incident coming 3 weeks after the Chief of Army staff announced the presence of Boko Haram in Lagos,
“The explosion targeting a missionary girl’s school and the impact of it being felt kilometers from the scene with cars parked at far distance having their windscreens shattered make us to reject the different causes the explosion has been ascribed to without any investigation.
“We hold our breath until a forensic investigation is done to ascertain the real cause of this explosion that has left so many families bereaved. We mourn!,” the statement added.