Babangida Nguroje, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, has lost seven family members in a road accident.
It was gathered that the accident happened along Akwanga-Keffi road in Nasarawa state on Saturday night.
The family members were reportedly returning to Abuja from a trip to Taraba when the tragic incident occurred.
Two sisters of Nguroje, their four children and one of the in-laws of the former lawmaker all died in the accident.
In a statement, President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with the family of the deceased.
“I am lost for words to describe such multiple deaths in a single car accident in which family members perished,” the president said in a statement, Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf.
“I received the news of this tragedy with deep shock and grief, and wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with you at this trying and painful moment.”
He prayed to God to forgive the gentle souls of the deceased persons and comfort those they have left behind.
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