Scene of the incident. Source: Channels TV

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of the students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi State, who died following the collapse of a bridge at its Gubi Campus after a downpour on Monday night.

The President, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, described the incident, as “tragic, sad and unfortunate’.

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While condoling with the management, staff and students of the university, President Buhari called on the university authorities to prioritise the safety of students under their care.

He regretted that “these future leaders and potential family benefactors met such an untimely end.”

He prayed almighty God to console the bereaved families and university community, and grant speedy healing to the injured students, and rest to the souls of the departed.

Concise News had reported that the management of ATBU on Tuesday issued a notice for students to vacate the campus after a flood disaster which led to the collapse of a pedestrian bridge.