President Bola Tinubu to King Mohammed VI of Morocco following after Friday’s earthquake in his homeland.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale on Saturday said, “In the face of this adversity, Nigeria will continue to stand in solidarity with Morocco as they recover, rebuild and come out stronger than ever from this unfortunate event,”
Blueprint had reported that a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck the village of Amizmiz, about 64km south of Marakesh on Saturday, the US Geological Survey confirmed.
Scientists said the earthquake, which was centred in Ighil destroyed some buildings in the ancient city and a UNESCO world heritage site.
Moroccan state media reports that at least 820 persons were killed and 672 injured. It said most deaths were in hard-to-reach mountainous areas.
President Tinubu commiserated with “all families who lost loved ones and all those otherwise affected by the tragedy while wishing a full and swift recovery to those who were injured,” Ngelale revealed.
Meanwhile, the death after the carnage has reportedly risen to over 1300 as rescue operations continue.