12 die in Nasarawa boat mishap


FILE PHOTO: a sinking boat

Twelve out of 19 passengers perished in a in a boat mishap at river Kogi Kungra Kamfani in Arikiya ward of of Lafia Local of Government Area of Nasarawa state on Aug. 20.

The Speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, revealed this on Thursday at an emergency sitting of the House in Lafia, the state capital.

The Speaker condoled with the State and Lafia Local Governments over the unfortunate incident.

He also condoled with the bereaved families over the death of their loved ones.

“It is very, very sad that we lost 12 people, comprising men and women, in boat mishap in Arikiya, Lafia LGA.

“Nineteen people were on board, 12 died and seven rescued. Lafia LGA and our dear state have been thrown into mourning over this sad incident,” he said.

The House, which described the incident as unfortunate, however urged the family, the people of Lafia LGA and the state government to bear the irreparable loss.

“On behalf of myself, Honourable members and the staff, we condole with the bereaved families, Lafia LGA and the state government over their death.

“We pray for the repose of their souls,” the speaker said.

He prayed God to forgive the victims their shortcomings and grant them eternal rest.

The lawmakers later observed a minute silence in honour of the departed souls. (NAN)

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