Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday sent a condolence message to the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Mbasogo, over the explosions recorded at a military base in the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari sends condolences to President Teodoro Mbasogo over explosions in Equatorial Guinea.”
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari offers his sincere condolences to President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea over the explosions at a military base in Bata which has wreaked havoc in the city.
“Over 30 people have been reported killed with more than 600 injured in the mishap which also left homes and buildings in the city with considerable damages.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, President Buhari extends heartfelt commiserations to those who have lost loved ones in the devastating incident.
“The President wishes those injured speedy recoveries, adding that the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians are with the people of Equatorial Guinea affected by this tragedy.”