Nigeria government has sent a condolence message to its South Korea counterpart over the killing of more than 150 persons with more than 80 people still injured when hundreds of thousands of people gathered to celebrate Halloween festival at Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea on Saturday evening.
Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari in a statement on Sunday signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured, healing and comfort to the entire people of South Korea.
“President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to President Yoon Suk-yeo, the Government and people of the Republic of South Korea, as well to families of victims of the tragic incident at Itaewon in Seoul district.
“The President sends prayerful wishes for the speedy recovery of the injured, healing and comfort to the entire nation as they grieve the heart-breaking loss of over 150 people, mostly teenagers and people in their twenties.
“President Buhari assures President Yoon that Nigeria stands with the people of Korea at this difficult and trying moment”, President Muhammadu Buhari statement reads.
Meanwhile, South Korea has declared mourning period following the deaths of more than 150 people, mostly said to be in their teens and 20s, who got trapped and crushed after a huge Halloween party crowd surged into a narrow alley in a nightlife district in Seoul.