Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has deeply sympathized with families of the 23 victims whose boat capsized while crossing River Benue.
The Governor who described the incident as painful and unfortunate, particularly consoled with ECAN Church, Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government Area whose members were involved in the boat mishap.
He explained that the marine police personnel were immediately deployed to the area, assisted by local divers in rescuing the victims.
The Governor urged members of Kwaghter community where the incident took place to cooperate with the police rescue team to enable it find the missing persons.
He reminded Benue people about this year’s weather predictions on torrential rains and advised that those who travel by water should employ all safety measures to avoid unforeseen incidents and enjoined Benue people to always observe COVID-19 prevention measures by staying away from crowded places to curb the spread of the disease.