President of the Senate, David Mark has sent message of Condolence to the government and people of Niger State over the ill- fated boat mishap in the Niger River near Malilli village in which no fewer than 42 souls have been confirmed dead.
In the same token, Mark commiserated with the government and people of Yobe State over the massacre of scores of Students at the College of Agriculture, Gujba by gunmen believed to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in the wee hours of yesterday.
Mark condemned the attack in the strongest of terms even as he urged the perpetrators to hearken to the voice of reason and sheathe their swords.
According to him, “violence has never produced any positive result neither has it any solution to problems or grievances. If you have any grievances, the only way out is through dialogue. Resorting to killing others can only add to the problem and not solution.
“There are more than enough channels of communication and ways of redressing misgivings. These killings especially innocent citizens are not part of our culture. They are truly alien to us. All right thinking members of the society must rise up to end this carnage raging our land”.
To Niger State, Mark urged the state Emergency Management Agency to intensify effort at its search and rescue operation in order to save the lives of possible survivors.
He enjoined the Government of Niger State to do the needful by assisting the victims of the ill-fated boat.
He described the incident as unfortunate and prayed God to give the bereaved families the fortitude to bear the loss just as he wished the deceased eternal rest.