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The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi has mourned the death of some secondary school students who were reportedly killed by a thunderstorm over the weekend in Anambra State.
Obi in a personally signed statement on Monday which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, he described the death of the students as unfortunate and a great loss.
It would be recalled that 9 students of the Tansi International College, Awka were struck by thunder on Saturday while playing football in the rain. Of the 9, 3 have lost their lives while others are hospitalised.
The former Anambra State Governor in his reaction, commiserated with all those affected by the tragedy and prayed for the quick recovery of those in the hospital.
He wrote via his account on the X platform: ‘I am greatly saddened by the unfortunate natural disaster that happened at Tansi International College, Awka this weekend. It was reported that 9 students of the College were struck by thunder, on Saturday, November 4, during a rainstorm.
‘Sadly, 3 of the students lost their lives, while the rest are responding to treatment at the hospital. I commiserate with the bereaved families, students, and management of the College. May God give all the strength to bear this great loss, and grant eternal rest to the dead, and quick recovery to the injured.’
In another report, Obi had earlier come out to declare that the discovery of dead bodies in Abia State was an indicator to the level insecurity in Nigeria.
‘It unearths how insecurity has continued to ravage many parts of the country, taking innocent lives and killing the economy,’ Obi said in a post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), on Thursday which was sighted by The Eastern Updates.
The Eastern Updates reports that the Abia State Government had discovered over 50 decomposing bodies, over 20 headless bodies and countless human skeletons all around Lokpanta Cattle Market in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Alex Otti had revealed the grim findings during his monthly media chat at Government House, Umuahia, on Monday.