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Atiku donates N10m to survivors of Abia pipeline explosion

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with the people and government of Abia over the pipeline explosion which killed scores of people in the state .He also donated N 10 m for the rehabilitation of survivors .

This is contained in a statement issued by the Atiku Media Office on Wednesday in Abuja .

The pipeline explosion claimed some lives and destroyed properties on October 12 , in Umuimo and Umuaduru communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia State.

The vice presidential candidate and former Anambra Governor , Peter Obi , representing Atiku , visited the affected communities in company with Abia Governor , Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu , and other officials of the state .

Atiku said the news of the explosion was very devastating and that it was particularly touching that so many lives were lost in the incident .

He said that the fatal incident should raise the red flag for proper safety measures along all pipeline beds across the country .

The presidential candidate condoled with the government and people of Abia State , praying for families that lost their relations in the incident .

According to the statement , Atiku also donated N 10 m to the government and people of the affected communities .

Other dignitaries who welcomed Obi include the Deputy Governor of Abia State , Ude Oko Chukwu ; Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and Hon . Solomon Adaelu .

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