Nigerian President sympathises with victims of Bauchi disaster

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari has offered his condolences to the government and people of Bauchi State, following one of the country’s worst windstorm disasters, which occurred in the State at the weekend.

The disaster left a lot of households in various parts of the State and the market in Azare razed by a mysterious fire.

In a message to the government and people of the state, through the State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, President Buhari said the government and people of Nigeria stand with the people of the state as they struggle to manage the fallout of the double tragedy.

President Buhari extended his deepest sympathies to the victims and families of devastating windstorm and the fire incidents.

“Nigerians stand in solidarity with their fellow countrymen in this difficult time as they face the devastation with courage and fortitude. As a fellow human being, I understand your pains and inconveniences as you struggle to pick up the pieces and rebuild your lost houses, schools, markets and places of worship. This is not something you bargained and we are powerless against the fury of nature,” the President stressed.

He also said: “On behalf of myself and my administration, my heart goes out to the victims of this disaster and I pray to God to replenish their losses.”