By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to families of the 38 victims of a boat mishap in Kirfi Local Council, Bauchi State.
According to a statement made available to newsme yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari described the incident “as a devastating tragedy not only for families of victims, but also for the country.’’
The President, who has been informed of the tragedy, 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 also commiserated with the government and people of Bauchi State, urging steadfastness in prayer for the souls of the departed, and their families.