- Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to President Michel Aoun over the massive explosions that rocked Beirut
- The condolence message was contained in a statement issued by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina
- Buhari expressed his sympathy for the tragedy which left 137 dead and over 5,000 wounded
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The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to President Michel Aoun and the people of Lebanon over the massive explosions that rocked Beirut, the capital city.
The condolence message was contained in a statement issued by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina on Thursday, August 6.
Buhari in the statement which was obtained by Legit.ng, expressed his sympathy for the tragedy which left 137 dead, over 5,000 wounded, and more than 300, 000 displaced.
He described the explosion as a tragedy of monumental proportions and prayed for God to rest the souls of the dead, comfort the grieving, and grant succour to the wounded and displaced.
The Nigerian leader pledged the solidarity and brotherhood of Nigeria to Lebanon at this period of travails.
Meanwhile, in a video that emerged on social media, a 79-year-old grandmother could be seen playing her piano surrounded by debris in her home destroyed by the Beirut explosion of Tuesday, August 4.
The grandmother identified as May Abboud Melki played "Auld Lang Syne" on her piano.
In the video, furniture could be seen strewn about, the walls punctured with holes, glass and debris all over the floor.
According to CNN, the septuagenarian and her husband were not at home during the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000.
The woman's granddaughter May-Lee Melki said the explosion destroyed her grandfather's store.
When Abboud returned to her house on Wednesday, August 5, the first thing she did was to approach her piano.
The piano is said to be a gift from her father on her wedding day.
In another report, the federal government says it has tracked the location and successfully rescued Nigerian girls trafficked to Lebanon who were caught in a viral video begging to be repatriated back home.
Reeling out the good news in a post on Twitter on Tuesday, August 4, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said the girls have been moved to another location by the Nigerian mission in Lebanon.
It would be recalled that in July 2020, video of the Nigerian girls numbering 30 surfaced online where they called on government and prominent people to come to their aide.
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