Ex-deputy speaker loses seven family members in auto crash

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday sent condolences to a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Babangida Nguroje, over the death of seven of his family members. Nguroje was said to have lost two of his sisters, Zainab and Hajiya Hadiza with her husband and their four kids, to a road accident. 


 Buhari’s condolence message to the former federal lawmaker was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari condoles with Hon. Nguroje, over death of sisters, others.” 

 Shehu quoted the President as saying, “I am lost for words to describe such multiple deaths in a single-car accident in which family members perished. 

 “I received the news of this tragedy with deep shock and grief, and wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with you at this trying and painful moment.” 

 The presidential aide further quoted Buhari as praying to God to comfort those deceased left behind.

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