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Buhari condoles with Indonesia over 5.6-magnitude earthquake

The devastating earthquake that killed at least 268 people on Monday, also damaged 22,000 houses and displaced 13,000 persons.

• November 23, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari and earthquake in Indonesia

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Indonesia over a devastating earthquake that killed at least 268 people in the Asian country on Monday.

The 5.6-magnitude quake hit the Cianjur region in West Java, Indonesia at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles), according to the United States Geological Survey.

The deadly incident also damaged 22,000 houses and displaced 13,000 persons.

Mr Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his media aide, Garba Shehu.

“On behalf of the people of Nigeria, I convey our deep condolences to the government and people of Indonesia on the sad episode of this earthquake.

“Be assured that we stand with you in this very difficult period.

“We join you in prayers for the dead and for the early recovery of injured victims,” president Buhari said in the message.


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