APC Mourns Loss of Members in Rice Stampede Tragedy

APC Mourns Loss of Members in Rice Stampede Tragedy

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss of one of its members, Comfort Adebanjo, and six other individuals who lost their lives in a stampede while attempting to purchase seized rice offered for sale by the Nigeria Customs Service, aimed at mitigating the impact of the prevailing economic challenges in the country.

The fatal incident occurred on Friday, resulting in the unfortunate demise of seven persons.

In an official statement released on Saturday, the ruling party conveyed its condolences to the families of the deceased, including its late member, as well as other affected Nigerians. The tragic event underscores the dire situation faced by many due to economic hardships.

Recall that the Nigeria Customs Service had earlier announced plans to directly distribute seized food items to Nigerians, in response to the urgent need for food security and the escalating costs of essential commodities in the country, as disclosed by Abdullahi Maiwada, the service’s spokesperson, in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Confirming the loss, Oluwafemi Fadahunsi, Coordinator of FKL Ward E1, Lagos State, and Secretary, Comrade Adebari Adewale, identified Comfort Adebanjo as one of the victims who perished in the stampede.

In the obituary message released on Saturday, the APC mourned the loss, stating, “It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we announce the painful passing of one of our members in FKL WARD E1, Mrs. Adebanjo Comfort Funmilayo, residing at house number 104, Ibidun street by AKINHANMI street, Ojuelegba.

“She was among the seven victims who tragically lost their lives while attempting to purchase custom rice at Yaba.

“May God grant solace to all members of her family, as well as the residents of WARD E1, as they bear the irreparable loss.”

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