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Famous Nigerian politican loses seven family members in auto crash


Babangida Nguroje, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives has lost seven members of his family in an auto accident.

Those who died include the former Deputy Speaker’s two sisters, a brother-in-law, and four kids. 

The accident happened along Akwanga-Keffi road in Nasarawa State on Saturday, January 9.

They were reportedly returning to Abuja from a trip to Taraba when the tragic incident occurred.

Reacting to the tragic loss, President Muhammadu Buhari, urged the ex-lawmaker to take solace in Allah, who gives and takes.

In a statement issued through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, January 10, the President also condoled with the family of the deceased.

He said: “I am lost for words to describe such multiple deaths in a single car accident in which family members perished.

“I received the news of this tragedy with deep shock and grief, and wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with you at this trying and painful moment.”

He prayed to God to forgive the gentle souls of the deceased persons and comfort those they have left behind.

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