Peter Obi reacts to death of Rev sister who saved Bethlehem students in Lagos explosion

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The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 common election, Peter Obi has reacted to the death of Rev Sr Henrietta Alokha, Principal of Bethlehem Girls’ College, Abule Ado, Lagos.

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Ejes Gist Nigeria reported that Rev Sr Henrietta was among the many 17 who misplaced lives in the early morning explosion which occurred at Abule-Ado.

The principal was stated to have died whereas rescuing students.

Reacting, Obi on his verified Twitter web page consoled with the administration of the Bethlehem College, whilst he praised the heroic act by the deceased principal.

The former governor of Anambra state additionally expressed his condolences to these who misplaced their lives in the unhappy incident.

Obi wrote: “When it mattered most, Rev Sr Henrietta Alokha, Principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Abule Ado, Lagos, heroically put her life on the line to rescue her students in the Sunday explosion, in Lagos.

“Sadly she lost her life in the process when the caving roof fell on her. May her soul and that of all those who died in the tragedy rest in peace. Amen.”

Meanwhile, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, on Sunday night has denied claims that the explosion was from one of its pipeline.

In a statement on Sunday, the NNPC boss stated investigations discovered {that a} truck hit some gasoline cylinders stacked in a gasoline processing plant situated close to the company’s system 2B Pipeline Right of Way which resulted in the explosion.

“The explosion was so huge that it led to the collapse of nearby houses and damaged NNPC pipeline and efforts were made to curtail the resultant fire,” he added

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