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Nigeria condoles with Indonesia over 5.6-Magnitude earthquake

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By ISMAILA CHAFE

President Muhammadu Buhari

ABUJA- President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the international community to condole with the government and people of Indonesia following 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.

Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his media aide, Malam 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,’’ Buhari said in the message. (NAN)

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