Nigerian Leader Mourns Victims Of Sokoto Boat Accident

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he is deeply saddened to learn of the death of 29 persons in a tragic boat mishap in Shagari River at Gidan Magana in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.


The President extends his heartfelt condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the devastating incident, particularly, the village head of Gidan Magana, Malam Muhammadu  Auwal,  who lost five of his children in the mishap.


President Buhari therefore, directs the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority to increase ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of riverine travel in the country.


The President, who also commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto State, prays for the repose of the souls of the departed and divine comfort to the grieving families.


Lateefah Ibrahim

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