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Buhari commiserates with Iranian president Rouhani over devastating earthquake

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined world leaders to commiserate with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands.


The President, who described the natural disaster and its fallout as “very unfortunate, sad and massive,” said the “thoughts and hearts of Nigerians are with the people of Iran at this trying period.”

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,  Garba Shehu “The Nigerian leader prayed that God will console the grieving families and wished the injured speedy recovery.”

He said that President Buhari expressed similar condolences to the government and people of Iraq over human and material losses suffered in the wake of the earthquake on their border with Iran.

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