JUST IN: Houses burnt as petrol tanker explodes in Benue

From: Cephas Iorhemen

Many houses were on Tuesday burnt down when a petrol tanker carrying large quantity of petroleum products exploded in Agudo village in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State.

The incident occured at a sharp bend along the  ever-busy Makurdi-Gboko Expressway.


Tarka is the home of Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Senator George Akume.

A witness from the local government, Sunday Kaase, told New Telegraph that the tanker, which was heading towards Gboko from Makurdi, attempted to pass by a burning bush causing it to explode.

The incident, which residents said, took them unawares, also destroyed many houseshold items and property worth millions of naira.

New Telegraph has observed that bush burning, which is a way of life of the people, usually affords the people the opportunity to hunt for rats and other wild animals for consumption and sale.

Related posts

4 Thoughts to “JUST IN: Houses burnt as petrol tanker explodes in Benue”

  1. They could also assist you by talking to your creditors in order to make certain transaction arrangements. It really is by good understanding that she may predict their behaviors plus solve their problems.

  2. I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.

  3. The advice of a personal injury attorney with encounter in Social Safety and security impairment instances can substantially assist with these type of cases.

  4. Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

Leave a Comment