President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a sympathy message to President Donald Trump and the American people over the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence currently ravaging some parts of the United States.

A statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, quoted President Buhari as expressing deep anguish to the victims on the disruptions which violent winds and rains caused.

“The world is so interconnected by our common humanity that the impact of a tragedy in one country can be felt by others thousands of miles away.”

“As the victims of this natural disaster struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives and count their losses, I send the deepest and sincerest sympathies of my family, the government and people of Nigeria to President Trump and the American people over this sad event.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims at this difficult time in their lives.”

President Buhari was also quoted as commiserating with the government and people of Sudan over the reported landslide disaster in the country that has, so far, claimed tens of lives.

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Buhari expressed regrets over the loss of lives on behalf of his family, the government and people of Nigeria even as he assured them that the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians are with the families and friends of bereaved Sudanese who are in sorrow as a result of the tragic landslide.