Buhari sympathises with Italy over deadly earthquake


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy with Italy over the deadly earthquake that claimed more than 200 lives in the central parts of the country.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Buhari said the government and the people of Nigeria shared the grief of Italian citizens over the disaster.

“My heart and prayers go out to the people of Italy at this time of national mourning, caused by the devastating earthquake.

“President Buhari told the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi, that his family, the government and the people of Nigeria shared the grief of Italian citizens over this deadly natural disaster,’’ Garba said.

Mr. Buhari prayed to God to comfort the families of the victims and grant them the fortitude to overcome their grief at this emotionally challenging time.(NAN)

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  • Otile

    It is disgusting that Buhari will not sympathize with Igbo people for their family members massacred by Tukur Brutai but will quickly console the bereaved Italians in far away Europe.

    • Say the truth

      Yes o he has to symphatise with his masters. He did not with Agatu people, neither with the Shittes nor with the families of those women killed by rampaging Islamists. There is no single arrest in the killing of the RCCG pastor killed in Abuja but life continues for baba as normal. For fear of being polilitically correct those who suppose to talk kept quiet. Which way Nigeria.

    • motema

      And he doesn’t even realize that western countries don’t give a damn about his condolences.

      • Otile

        Awa motema na ngai. Ozali? God bless you, motema.

  • John A

    One word ‘hypocrite’