Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State mourned the deaths of Salvation Army Church members in a Thursday car crash.
Mr. Ekerete Udoh, the governor’s chief press secretary, released this remark to Uyo journalists over the weekend.
Governor Eno noted that the Thursday tragedy that occurred when worshippers were returning from a church programme in Lagos State was even more heartbreaking because most of the fatalities were from close-knit families.
The statement reads: “Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has expressed the deep sadness of the Government and people of the State over the tragic auto crash that killed several officers and members of the Salvation Army Church while returning from a church event in Lagos on Thursday.
Governor Umo Eno expressed sadness over the tragic incident that killed many of our sons and daughters while returning from a church engagement in Lagos in a message of condolences to Commissioner Daniel Kasuso, Territorial Commander and National Leader of The Salvation Army, Nigeria.
Most of the dead were from close-knit families, making this tragedy even more devastating. I feel for everyone affected by this tragedy.
“We stand ready to support the church in this time of grief and bereavement. Peace to the deceased. Amen”.