Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar says the death of 29 teenagers as a result of a boat mishap in Gidan-Magana village, Shagari Local Government of Sokoto State was tragic.
Abubakar spoke on Friday when he condoled the bereaved families, people, and government of Sokoto State on the tragedy that occurred on Wednesday.
The Sultan, who was represented by the Sarkin Kabin Yabo, Alhaji Muhammadu Maiturare however described the incident as an inevitable act of the Almighty Allah.
“All of us mortals, must die at one time or the other, and we pray to the Almighty Allah to grant them Aljannat Firdaus.
“We are also fervently praying for Him to grant the families, people, and government of Sokoto state the formidable fortitude to bear the irreplaceable losses.”
Stallion Times reports that the Sultan is currently in Saudi Arabia performing the lesser Hajj.
Meanwhile, Rep. Abubakar Umar (APC-Sokoto), on Friday condoled the people of the village over the deaths of the teenagers.
Umar, who represents Yabo and Federal Constituency expressed shock over the tragic deaths of the teenage firewood hawkers.
Umar beseeched the Almighty Allah to grant them eternal rest, as well as give their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.
He also donated N300,000 to the bereaved families, N 100,000 to the residents, and two hundred bags of cement for the rehabilitation of the village’s cemetery.
Our correspondent recalled that the deceased lost their lives on Wednesday, when the boat they were traveling on the Shagari River, in search of firewood, capsized.
Out of the figure, 23 were females, six males, while six victims were rescued alive.