No fewer than 13 teenagers (3 Male and 10 Female) from Rimawa village of Goronyo local government, Sokoto state were confirmed dead after their canoe capsized at Rafin Kana dam while trying to cross a river on a trip.
The incident sent cold spine down the nerves of the locals as they gather to bid farewell to their beloved children. Commiserating with the bereaved villagers, governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal accompanied by the state chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Usmsa Danmadami Isa as well as other top government functionaries on a condolence visit prayed Allah to forgive the dead and make Aljana Fiduas their final abode.
Tambuwal further appealed to the parents to take solace in Allah, saying the death was a great loss to the entire state. On his part, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko after a special prayer led by Sheikh Gidan Kanawa for the repose of the deceased, said the incident was an inevitable act of the Almighty Allah who knows best.
Wamakko, who is also the chairman, Northern Governors Forum prayed Almighty Allah to grant the bereaved families, the people of the local government as well as the state government the fortitude to bear the irreparable losses.