President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolence messages to the families of the students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, (ATBU), Bauchi State, who lost their lives, following the collapse of a bridge at its Gubi Campus after a downpour on Monday night.
The President communicated his message through Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity.
The President, who described the incident as “tragic, sad and unfortunate,” also condoles with the management, staff and students of the university.
Calling on university authorities to prioritise the safety of students under their care, President Buhari regrets that “these future leaders and potential family benefactors met such an untimely end.”
He prayed Almighty God console the bereaved families and university community, and grant speedy healing to the injured students, and rest to the souls of the departed.