Nasarawa Assembly mourns as boat crash claims 12 lives in Lafia

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has commiserated with the state government and Lafia Local Government Area over the death of 12 people in a boat accident at a river, Kogi Kungra Kamfani, in Arikiya, Lafia LGA of the state.

Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Abdullahi, gave the condolence message during an emergency sitting in Lafia on Thursday.

While condoling with the bereaved families over the death of their loved ones, he said, “It is very sad that we lost 12 people, comprising men and women in a boat mishap in Arikiya, Lafia LGA. Nineteen people were on board, 12 died and seven were rescued. Lafia LGA and our dear state have been thrown into mourning over this sad incident.”

The lawmakers observed a minute silence in honour of the deceased.

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