Buhari mourns victims of Enugu road accident

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over death of scores of Nigerians, mostly pupils, in auto crash in Enugu state on Thursday.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, President particularly commiserated with the Catholic Church of Awgu, the operators of Presentation Nursery and Primary School, which pupils were killed in the crash.


“President Muhammadu Buhari is saddened by gruesome vehicle accident in Mgbowu, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, in which scores of people died, most of them pupils.


President condoles with families and kith and kin of the dead, praying that God grant them succour, and spare country of such tragedy in future.

“He also commiserates with the Catholic Church of Awgu, which runs Presentation Nursery and Primary that the pupils attended, and the Enugu State government.

“President Buhari enjoins vehicle owners to ensure roadworthiness, as initial reports attributed the accident to brake-failure by the truck involved,” the statement said.


The Nation