Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has
decried the death of seven female students in a fire incident that gutted a
hostel at the Government Girls Secondary School in Jogana, Kano State.
He wished the other students that sustained injuries
during the incident a quick recovery. Some 25 students were injured.
Saraki called on the Kano State Government and relevant
security agencies to unravel the cause of the incident so as to prevent a
The Senate President, in a condolence message to the Kano
State Government, families of the victims and the school management, said he
was saddened at the news of the inferno that wrought havoc on the school’s
girls’ hostel even at a time when the State is just recovering from an
unfortunate attack by the Boko Haram insurgents a few weeks ago.
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“As a father, I received the news of this tragic incident
with shock and I most sincerely sympathize with those that lost their lives and
others that sustained various degrees of injuries in the inferno. The trauma of
the incident is much a burden for us to bear. My heart goes out to the families
of affected students. It was so pathetic.”
“I want to use this medium to call on the authority of
the school and other organisations across the country to always be vigilant and
take measures to prevent any such occurrence especially in institutions where
our future leaders are being groomed,” said Saraki.
“Our future lay in the hands of our young ones. To lose
them in this type of unusual circumstances is unacceptable. We must do all that
is necessary to prevent a recurrence of this type of avoidable deaths and
injuries,” Saraki said.
He appealed to the affected parents to remain
calm and prayed God to give the families the fortitude to bear the loss.
- CAJ News