Turkey Wildfire: Buhari calls Erdogan, expresses sympathy

President Muhammadu Buhari has originated telephone call to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Erdogan, to convey the sympathies of the government and people of Nigeria over wildlife incident in Turkey.

The wildfire ravaged vast territories, torching houses, farmland, wildlife and humans in several places in the country last week.

President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja, Sunday, said the Nigerian leader expressed condolences over attendant losses of lives and property as a result of the incident.

While recalling the fraternal relations between Nigeria and Turkey, President Buhari, in the telephone call, prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.

The presidential aide quoted the president as saying: “I wish to express the solidarity of the Government and people of Nigeria with the Government and people of Turkey at this critical trying time.

”I offer the readiness of Nigeria to extend its modest support in any manner that may be required by Turkey.”