Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the people of Munya Local Government Area over the boat mishap that claimed several lives recently.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel-Berje on Monday, 10 May 2021.
In the statement, Bello said the situation is a disturbing one as the people were already battling with insecurity in their communities.
The Governor, who empathized with the people, assured them that all is being done to make them peacefully settle down in their ancestral homes.
The statement read: “I am deeply concerned with the incident that happened, particularly almost all of the victims were those affected by insecurity in their communities and were forced to have fled their ancestral homes.
“I want you to know that the state and the federal governments have not abandoned you, and God too has not either, you should see what is happening now, as a trying moment which will soon pass by the grace of God.
“I am telling you the truth, we are making every necessary effort in addition to the weekly special prayers we have started to ensure that all the criminal elements in our state are flushed out”, he said.
The Governor prayed to God to forgive all the shortcomings of those who lost their lives, grant quick recovery to those injured and erase the ugly memory from their minds.
The Governor equally prayed to God to comfort the families of those that died and helped in rescuing the remaining people.
It was reported that a boat conveying about 100 people including women and children capsized while returning from Zumba in Shiroro local government area on Saturday evening.
The passengers were said to be Internally Displaced Persons from some communities in Munya Local Government Area, taking refuge in the Zumba community.
About 30 bodies have been recovered, over 60 rescued while the search is still on for about seven more persons.