Buhari consoles Algerian president over military plane crash
Written by Henry on April 12, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commiserated with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the people of Algeria on Wednesday’s military plane crash near the Boufarik military airport in Algiers which claimed many lives.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President also condoled with families and friends of victims of the clash.
The statement read, “On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the people of Algeria on Wednesday’s military plane crash near the Boufarik military airport in Algiers which claimed many lives.
“The President also extends deepest condolences to the families and friends of bereaved Algerians and other nationals, who are in sorrow because of the tragedy.
“President Buhari assures President Bouteflika and those who lost their loved ones of the sympathy of all Nigerians in their moment of grief.
“The President affirms that the thoughts and prayers of all Nigerians are with all who mourn, even as he prays that God Almighty will comfort the bereaved, the nation of Algeria and grant eternal rest to the souls of those who died in the crash.”