Sultan of Sokoto bemoans Shagari boat mishap

By Bashir Rabe Mani

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has described the death of 29 teenagers in a boat mishap at Gidan-Magana village, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State, as tragic.

He expressed his feelings on Friday during a condolence visit to the bereaved families, people and government of Sokoto State on the tragedy that occurred on Wednesday.

Represented by the Sarkin Kabin Yabo, Alhaji Muhammadu Maiturare, the Sultan said the incident is an inevitable act of Almighty Allah.


“All of us mortals must die, must at one time or the other die, and we pray to the Almighty Allah to grant them Aljannat Firdaus.

“We are also fervently praying for Him to grant the families, people and government of Sokoto state the formidable fortitude to bear the irreplaceable losses.”