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Kebbi APC Governorship Candidate Donates N5m to Victims of Boat Mishap

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Ahmadu Baba Idris, Birnin Kebbi

Following the recent boat mishaps that claim no fewer than 100 rice farmers, yesterday the Kebbi State All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Dr. Nasiru Idris Kaura Gwandu donated the sum of N5m to the family of the affected victims.

He announced the donation when he paid a sympathy visit to the village, assuring them of Government commitment towards rescuing the remaining victims.

He prayed that Almighty Allah will continue to protect the people and for the repose souls of the dead.

In a related development, a total of 14 bodies have been recovered while six are still missing.

Our correspondents who visited the village yesterday, gathered that the boat mishap which occurred in Koko/Besse local governments claimed many lives and property.

The boat was conveying about 100 rice farmers to Samanaji, a riverside community when it capsized.

Already 80 people were rescued alive while the search for the six missing persons has continued.

Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, accompanied by minister of justice Abubakar Malami, APC Governorship candidate Dr. Nasiru Idris Kaura Gwandu, and the former Kebbi State Governor Alhaji Saidu Usman Dakingari were in the community on Thursday to commiserate with them over the accident.

Speaking while addressing the villagers Governor Bagudu warned boat operators to avoid night journeys and overloading, and observe safety measures at all times.

He prayed for those who died and their families to bear the loss with fortitude.

The governor commended those who rendered assistance towards the rescue of the boat passengers and the ongoing search for the missing ones.

“I am here with a top delegation to condole with you over the unfortunate boat mishap.

“We pray to God to forgive all who lost their lives and we pray for the recovery of the missing ones,” he said.

Earlier, the chairman of the council, Yahaya Bello thanked the governor for the attention and care shown to the relatives of the victims.

Mr. Bello said that search and rescue operations were still ongoing in the area to see if more persons would be found.

The Chairman commended the APC gubernatorial candidate, Nasir Idris, for donating millions of Naira to families of the deceased.

The District Head of Dutsinmari, MuAllayidi Usman received the governor and appreciated him for the condolence visit.

The governor’s delegation includes former Governor Saidu Dakingari, APC governorship candidate, Nasir Idris, and the speaker of the state assembly, Abubakar Lolo, among others

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