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Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed sympathy with families of the 23 victims whose boat capsized while crossing River Benue on Sunday.

He described the incident as painful and unfortunate, while consoling ECAN Church, Ijaha, Makurdi Local Government Area which members were involved in the boat mishap.

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The Police said marine police personnel were immediately deployed to the area, assisted by local divers in rescuing the victims.

The Governor urges 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 advises that those who travel by water should employ all safety measures to avoid unforeseen incidents.

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Governor Ortom enjoined Benue people to always observe COVID-19 prevention measures by staying away from crowded places to curb the spread of the disease.


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