President Muhammadu Buhari says he is shocked and saddened about the tragic event that killed several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday night.
The President disclosed this in a statement, on Friday by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Cross River State as well as football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident.
The President praised Governor Ben Ayade for the prompt action in setting up a commission of inquiry into the incident and offering assistance to the victims and their families.
Buhari offered his deepest condolences to the family of the victims whose death he described as a big blow to the football-loving nation.
The President prayed that God Almighty grant the souls of the departed eternal rest.topics from