Following the horrifying boat accident that happened on Monday morning and took the lives of over 100 people in Egbu village, in the Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara state, the Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has expressed deep sadness.
Eyewitnesses revealed that a boat carrying over 100 people, mostly consisting of wedding guests who were going back to Kwara state from neighbouring Niger state, capsized and no fewer than a hundred people drowned.
On Tuesday, in a press statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, Governor Abdulrazaq expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and residents of the village where the unfortunate accident happened.
“The Governor is sad to receive reports of the boat accident involving several people, particularly residents of Ebu, Dzakan, Kpada, Kuchalu, and Sampi — all in Patigi.
“The Governor sends his heartfelt condolences to the people of these communities and those from other states. He prays to Almighty Allah to repose the souls of the victims.
“The Governor, meanwhile, continues to monitor the rescue efforts already mounted since Monday night in search of possible survivors.
“He commends the alertness of the Etsu Patigi, His Royal Highness Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi II, and other local government authorities for the efforts to save as many people as possible who may have survived the mishap”, the Governor said.
It was further learnt that as at Tuesday, the actual number of the dead was still sketchy; just as no one can still tell the amount of people that were on the boat.