The Acting Governor for Kano State, appealed to transporters of petroleum products to adhere to safety protocols, in order to ensure lives are not lost during their work.
According to the Daily Post, the incident happened on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Ten vehicles were also destroyed in the explosion.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the Director General, Media and Communications, for the Government House in Kano, gave a confirmation of the accident.
He referred to a report provided by an eyewitness, who said that the fire resulting from the explosion led to the destruction of shops and valuable materials in the vicinity.
The incident began around 07:30 PM, moments after the tanker driver stopped to break his Ramadan fast.
Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, who is the Acting Governor for Kano State, described the explosion as an unfortunate one.
He advised tanker drivers to make safety a high priority in order to no life is lost in the course of their work.