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Buhari condoles Indonesia over deadly earthquake

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the international community in sending messages of condolence to the government and people of Indonesia following a devastating earthquake. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the international community in sending messages of condolence to the government and people of Indonesia following a devastating earthquake.

The President, in a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said Nigeria stood with them in this very difficult period that saw more than 160 people killed, 2,200 houses damaged and 13,000 displaced in the country’s West Java province.

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President Buhari, in his message, said, “on behalf of the people of Nigeria, I convey our deep condolences to the government and people of Indonesia on the sad episode of this earthquake, the deadliest this year, and give the strong assurance that we stand with you in this very difficult period.

“We join you in prayers for the dead and the early recovery of the injured victims,” said the President.