Members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly observing a minute silence for citizens who died in boat mishap.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has commiserate with the State Government and Lafia Local Government Area over the death of 12 people in a boat mishap at a river called Kogi Kungra Kamfani in Arikiya, Lafia Local Government Area of the State.

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, gave the condolence message during an emergency sitting of the House in Lafia on Thursday.

While condoling with the bereaved families over the death of their loved ones, he said, “It is very sad that we lost 12 people, compromising of men and women in a boat mishap in Arikiya, Lafia LGA.

“19 people were on board, 12 died and 7 rescued. Lafia LGA and our dear state have been thrown into mourning over this sad incident.”

The House urged the families, Lafia LGA and the state government to bear the irreparable loss.

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“On behalf of myself, Honourable members and the staff of the assembly, we condole with the bereaved families, Lafia LGA and the state government over their death in the boat mishap

“We pray for the repose of their souls and that God should forgive their shortcomings and grant them eternal rest,” he added.

Our correspondent reports that the lawmakers observed a minute silence in honour of the dead citizens of the state.