President Muhammadu Buhari has consoled with the people of Bauchi State over the windstorm and fire disasters that ravaged parts of the state, including mysterious fire that razed Azare market.
In a statement by the President’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari described the windstorm disaster as the country’s worst occurrence in recent time, adding that Nigerians stand with the people of the state as they struggle to manage the fallout of the double tragedy.
“President Buhari extends deepest sympathies to the victims and families of devastating windstorm and the fire incidents. The President says that the “Nigerians stand in solidarity with their fellow countrymen in this difficult time as they face the devastation with courage and fortitude.
“As a fellow human being, I understand your pains and inconveniences as you struggle to pick up the pieces and rebuild your lost houses, schools, markets and places of worship. This is not something you bargained and we are powerless against the fury of nature.
“On behalf of myself and my administration, my heart goes out to the victims of this disaster and I pray to God to replenish their losses.”