President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives occasioned by fire that engulfed a primary school in Niamey, Niger Republic, killing more than 20 children.
The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said President Buhari made his feelings known in a message to President Mohammed Bazoum, the government and people of Nigeria’s northern neighbour.
Buhari described the fire incident as “heart-wrenching and extremely horrific.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, we commiserate with our brotherly neighbours on this tragic loss.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and communities affected by this unfortunate incident. I wish quick recovery to those who were injured,” the statement read in part.