President Bola Tinubu has expressed sympathy with the Canadian Government and the victims of the fire explosion incident which occurred at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja on Monday.
Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Ajuri Ngelale, conveyed Tinubu’s sympathy in a statement on Monday.
An explosion had caused a fire incident at the High Commission of Canada to Nigeria, located in the Central Business District of Abuja, claiming two lives, leaving two others injured and hospitalised with severe burns.
FCT Fire Service Head of Operations, Amiola Adebayo, confirmed the incident.
He said two people were fatally injured in the incident, while about three or four other victims had been rushed to hospitals.
President Tinubu’s condolence message read, “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu sympathises with the Canadian government, the diplomatic community, and all persons affected by a fire incident which occurred on Monday at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja.
“The President assures the Canadian authorities of the full support of the Nigerian government in the aid of diplomatic and local staff of the High Commission who were particularly affected by the incident.
“President Tinubu prays for the repose of the departed souls and wishes all injured persons a rapid and full recovery.”