Speaker seeks probe into death of football fans

Some of the survivors of the sad incident in Calabar, where close to 30 football fans died.

Nigerian Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara has expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident which led to the death of football fans in a viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Turaki Hassan, Dogara condoled with the families of those who lost their lives.

“My heart goes out to the families of football fans who died in the incident at the viewing centre. At this moment, my thoughts and prayers are with the affected families, survivors, and the government and good people of Cross River state following this sad incident.”

“It is my hope that survivors are receiving adequate care and that the State government is taking the necessary steps to avoid a recurrence of such a sad incident,” the Speaker said.

He urged the State government to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“May God comfort all the families which have been thrown into mourning, and may the souls of the dearly departed rest in perfect peace,” the Speaker added.

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