Nigeria's former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed his condolences to the the families of victims of the mass-shooting that took place at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
In a post on his Facebook page, Atiku said:"My deepest condolences to the families of victims of the mass-shooting that took place at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. May Almighty Allah grant the victims AlJannah Firdaus and give their families the fortitude to bear their loss."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that shootings in the City of Christchurch, New Zealand, left 49 dead, after a 28-year-old white supremacist opened fire at two mosques.
The death toll stands at 49 but could climb higher.
The police in New Zealand confirmed that there were multiple fatalities after the shootings.
According to the police commissioner, Mike Bush, three men and one woman are in custody in connection with the shooting.
He said: "Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high.
"Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice."
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