NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
Buhari expresses shock over tragic death of football fans in Calabar

By News Express on 21/04/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,227

•President Buhari.
•President Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday afternoon expressed shock and sadness over the tragic death of over 30 Nigerians who were electrocuted at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday night.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), said in a statement issued in Abuja: “The President commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.

“President Buhari commends the State Government for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident, and its offer of assistance to the victims and their families.

“The President offers his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the mostly young victims, whose sudden demise is a big blow not only to their families, but also to the football-loving nation.

“He prays that God Almighty will grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn their irreparable loss.”

The Cross River Government had earlier in the day said that it would foot the medical bills of hospitalised victims of the accident.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Ivara Esu, announced the gesture when he visited some of the victims at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).

The tragedy occurred at about 9:30 p.m. while the fans were watching a Europa Championship match between Manchester United and Anderlecth of Belgium, at a private viewing centre located at the Nyagasang area of Atimbo in Calabar Municipal Council Area. The electrocution was caused by fallen electricity poll.

Source News Express

Posted 21/04/2017 5:22:30 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Amosun allocates 1,050 shops in Ogun ultra modern...

Cleric condemns politics of stomach infrastructure

Finance Ministry to appoint financial analysts for FAAC...

Over 300,000 children under 5 die from diarrhoea,...

This government must not fail, By Tola Adeniyi...

Work begins soon on rehabilitation of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway,...

Recruitment: Police warns public against fraudsters

Police aborts robbers’ attempt to rob bank from...

Convoy Accident: Ohiri condoles Ikpeazu’s wife, deceased families...

50 per cent of adults have symptoms of...

Tambuwal, IGP order investigation into abduction of 14-yr-old...

AU Standby Force begins operation in December

 

Latest News 2019: Saraki to succeed President Buhari — Primate Ayodele Military set for final Operation to eradicate Boko Haram JOHESU Strike: Health workers accuse Adewole, Ngige of bias 18 years after, Supreme Court voids Mobil’s sack of 860 Nigerian staff *Orders immediate re-engagement, payment of outstanding salaries, allowances Senate rubbishes N10bn fraud allegation against Saraki, Dogara, Adeosun Zinox Boss bets on CashToken •Tasks banks, govt. to empower young techpreneurs Crude Oil Price Rises to $74, Highest in Four Years 2 varsity students remanded in prison custody for alleged murder Woman denied citizenship for refusing handshake Buhari’s comment on youths problem solving, says group Shema reacts to EFCC's new planned arraignment Bayelsa agog as University of Africa holds maiden matriculation ceremony

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (338,986 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (333,840 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (267,149 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (219,560 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (201,709 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (197,600 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (172,403 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (154,792 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (146,729 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (138,440 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (136,497 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,217 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,063) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (835) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (476) Features (568) Global Business Monitor (262) International (1,918) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,620) Opinion (915) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,789) Religion (722) Sports (1,483) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement