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Sunday 29 May 2022

Buhari Expresses Sadness Over Rivers Church Stampede

Buhari Expresses Sadness Over Rivers Church Stampede

President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sadness over the death of at least 30 worshippers during a stampede at a church program in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

It was reported that the stampede occurred on Saturday during the church’s gift and food items distribution to celebrate its fourth anniversary.

In a statement on Saturday released by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the death of the worshippers as unfortunate.

Buhari expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and to the government and people of Rivers State. The President prayed to the Almighty to repose the souls of the deceased.

He directed that all efforts should be made to provide relief to those injured and that emergency agencies should maintain constant contact with the Rivers State government on relief efforts.

President Buhari also urged organizers of religious, political and other big events to plan well and carry them out in a disciplined manner to avert similar calamitous deaths and injuries.

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