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Buhari mourns over 20 children killed in Niamey fire

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Aisha Aliyu, Abuja_

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has commiserated with the government and people of Niger Republic over the loss of lives after fire enveloped a primary school in Niamey, killing more than 20 children.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari: Niamey fire incident extremely horrific.’

Shehu quoted the President as expressing “deep sorrow” on the incident in a message to President Mohammed Bazoum.

Buhari was also quoted as describing the incident leading to the death of the children who are mostly between three and five years old as “heart-wrenching and extremely horrific.”

The President was further quoted as saying that, “On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, we commiserate with our brotherly neighbours on this tragic loss.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and communities affected by this unfortunate incident. Wishing quick recovery to those who were injured.”

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