President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended heartfelt commiserations to the governments and people of Turkey and Syria, and those who lost family and friends in the recent devastating earthquake in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.
Recall that more than 2,000 people were killed when an earthquake struck central Turkey and north-west Syria, in one of the most powerful quakes in the area in at least a century, while another powerful tremor hours later threatened to overwhelm rescue efforts.
In a statement by President Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president wished those injured a speedy recovery and assured that Nigeria is ready to provide its full support in any way possible.
Also, in a statement issued on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, the president expressed his condolences over the murder of a number Nigerian Muslim pilgrims on their way to Kaolak, Senegal, when the buses conveying them came under gun attack in Burkina Faso.
He added that Nigeria, through the Nigerian Embassy in Burkina Faso, is engaging with the Burkinabe authorities and awaits the outcome of their investigation of the unfortunate incident, and if necessary, to ensure that all culprits are appropriately sanctioned