- Nigeria's president has commiserated with families and friends of victims of the ill-fated Ethiopian airliner
- President Buhari described the loss of so many lives in a single incident as shocking
- The president also extended his sincere condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, the people of Ethiopia and other countries who had their nationals on the airline
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, March 10, expressed shock on the plane crash involving a Nairobi, Kenya bound Ethiopian Airliner in the early hours of the day.
The president on behalf the government and the people of Nigeria, extended his sincere condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, the people of Ethiopia, Kenya, Canada, China and all other nations who lost citizens in the air disaster.
A statement signed by Garba Shehu, presidential senior special assistant on media and publicity said the large scale of human lives lost in the single incident is shocking beyond words.
The statement said the president who reacted to the incident while in his hometown in Daura, Katsina state also commiserates with the families of the victims and prays God Almighty to grant the gentle souls of the departed eternal rest.
"Such large scale loss of human lives in a single incident is shocking beyond words. I am profoundly touched by this devastating report of air accident involving one of the world's most successful and efficient Airlines. Given its remarkable safety record. This couldn't have come at a worse time for Ethiopian Airlines," the statement said.
"According to President Buhari, "like every other African leader, I am proud of the fact that Ethiopian Airlines represents one of Africa's success stories."
"The president hopes that the tragic accident will not have a negative effect on Ethiopian Airlines’ passion for excellence," the statement added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Ethiopian Airlines' flight en-route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa capital city has gone down with more than 140 passengers on board.
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Reports reaching Legit.ng indicated the ill-fated aircraft crashed on the morning of Sunday, March 10, at around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).
Confirming the fatal accident, the Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, expressed their deepest condolence to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the Sunday morning crash.
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