As Liberians Mourn The Death Of 26, Liberia’s Envoy To Nigeria, Dr. Conteh Sympathizes With Pres. Weah, Compatriots

Some instructional staff along with students during a prayer for the dead

Following the death of twenty six students including two instructional staff in a Muslim run dormitory on Wednesday morning in a fire disaster, as the Liberian leader, President George Weah declared Thursday as a Nation Mourning day, the Ambassador of Liberia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, has extended his deepest, heartfelt condolences to His Excellency President George Manneh Weah, the people of Liberia, and in particularly, the Imam and families of the deceased students of the Islamic Daawa School of Bassa Town, Paynesville, Liberia, as a result of the fire incident.

A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says the Ambassador is deeply saddened by this event and prays to the Almighty God to grant the students Aljannat (Heaven).

“May God grant the bereaved families the strength and fortitude to bear the loss of our beloved departed compatriots. May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace”, the release quotes Ambassador Conteh as saying.

The release recalls that about 27 people, mostly children, got killed in the fire believed to have broken out in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, September 18, 2019 while they were sleeping in a building near their mosque.

The remains of the children and their teachers were meanwhile buried on the same Wednesday, after a short funeral rite attended by President Weah, the release concludes.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.