President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his saddened over the death of students in a collapsed bridge incident at the Gubi Campus of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi state.
Garba Shehu, the spokesman to the President, in a statement sent to Okay.ng said that the President commiserated with the families of the students.
Buhari, who described the incident as “tragic, sad and unfortunate,” also condoled with the management, staff and students of the university.
Calling on university authorities to prioritise the safety of students under their care, the President regretted that “these future leaders and potential family benefactors met such an untimely end.”
He prayed to God to console the bereaved families and university community, and grant speedy healing to the injured students and rest to the souls of the departed.