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Dogara Speaker condoles with families of dead football fans

Dogara also described the incident as sad and unfortunate while sympathising with the Cross-River state government.

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House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara in Kaduna state play

House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara in Kaduna state

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has condoled with the families of the dead Manchester United fans.

The Speaker also described the incident as sad and unfortunate while sympathising with the Cross-River state government.

Dogara said “My heart goes out to the families of football fans who died in the incident at the viewing centre. At this moment, my thoughts and prayers are with the affected families, survivors, and the government and good people of Cross River state following this sad incident.

“It is my ardent hope that survivors are receiving adequate care, and that the state government is taking the necessary steps to avoid a recurrence of such a sad incident”, the Speaker said, and urged the state government to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“May God comfort all the families which have been thrown into mourning, and may the souls of the dearly departed rest in perfect peace.”

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According to reports, 30 fans died while watching a Manchester United second leg quarter-final match against Anderlecht on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

President Buhari, in a statement also prayed that God Almighty will grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort all who mourn their irreparable loss.

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