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Samuel Ortom Empathise With The Family Of 21 Victims Of A Boat Mishap

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has a released statement empathising with the families of victims who drowned while crossing the River Benue on a boat, the boat capsized living 21 people dead and 3 missing.Samuel Ortom Empathise With The Family Of 21 Victims Of A Boat Mishap

Governor Samuel Ortom described the occurrence as a painful and unfortunate one. He particularly condoled with ECAN Church, Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government Area.
The ill-fated boat was carrying predominantly members of the ECAN Church Ijaha in Makurdi Local Government Area to a church meeting across the River Benue when it was hit by high tides that capsized the boat and sank it.

Samuel Ortom said marine police personnel were immediately deployed to the area, assisted by local divers in rescuing the victims. The Governor urged members of Kwaghter community, where the incident took place, to cooperate with the rescue team to enable them to find the missing persons.

He reminded Benue people about this year’s weather predictions on torrential rains and advised that those who travel by water should employ all safety measures to avoid unforeseen incidents. Photo Credit: Getty

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