President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolences to the government and people of Ebonyi State over the Akaeze-Ukwu tragedy which claimed several lives.
The president’s condolence message was conveyed in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday.
Regent Times reports that a bus, carrying over 30 passengers, plunged into Akaeze-Ukwu River along the Akaeze-Ishiagu Expressway, Ivo Local Government Area of the state, leaving several passengers dead
Buhari said: “We are saddened and aggrieved at this colossal loss of human lives.
“The thoughts and prayers of the government and people of Nigeria are with the families of the victims of the accident.”
He commended the state government for spearheading rescue efforts and hailed the input by neighbouring state governments in that regard.