‘Sad, unfortunate incident’ — Tinubu mourns victims of Jigawa flood


Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has condoled with Jigawa over the death of more than 50 persons as a result of flood in the state.


On Tuesday, the Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed the death of 51 persons as a result of flood in some communities in the state.


According to a statement on Saturday by his media office, Tinubu, in a letter addressed to Abubakar Badaru, governor of Jigawa, described the incident as “sad and unfortunate”.


“Particularly saddening is the revelation that the flood claimed 51 precious lives and destroyed valuable properties. Please accept my sympathy and condolences over this sad and unfortunate incident, and the lives lost,” Tinubu was quoted as saying.


 “I note with sadness that the heavy rain caused massive flooding in communities across all the local government areas of the state and badly affected are four local government areas in the state are Gwaram, Birnin-Kudu, Karnaya and Sankara Local Governments.


“While this tragedy will certainly take its toll on us in the number of lost human lives that can never be regained and lost properties that may never be fully replenished, this moment calls on us to be strong and courageous to help the victims through this dark period.


“We stand with you and the good people of Jigawa State at this troubling time. May Almighty Allah comfort the families of those who lost their lives in the flooding, even as the government works to ameliorate the pains of this tragedy on them and on those who lost valuable properties.”



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