President Buhari mourns victims of Bauchi boat mishap

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to families of the 38 victims of a boat mishap in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

He described the incident as: “a devastating tragedy not only for families of victims, but also for the country.’’

The President, who was informed of the tragedy on Tuesday, said: “I am profoundly touched by the death of these fellow Nigerians who had no idea they were embarking on their last journey.

“As the families of the unfortunate victims mourn, I extend my sympathies to them at this very difficult and trying moment, and pray that Allah comfort and give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

He commiserated with the government and people of Bauchi State, urging steadfastness in prayer for the souls of the departed, and their families.

Thirty eight people reportedly drowned in the boat accident which occurred in Kuna village in the Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi state on Tuesday.

Two others were rescued from the boat, which was conveying 40 passengers.



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