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Buhari condoles with France, Christians over Notre Dame inferno


A picture taken on April 16, 2019 shows an interior view of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral. – The Paris fire service announced that the last remnants of the blaze were extinguished on April 16, 15 hours after the fire broke out. Thousands of Parisians and tourists watched in horror from nearby streets on April 15 as flames engulfed the building and rescuers tried to save as much as they could of the cathedral’s treasures built up over centuries. (Photo by – / AFP)

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with French leader, Emmanuel Macron, and the citizens over the fire that gutted parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The president also extended his sympathy to Christians in Nigeria and all over the world following the partial destruction of the historical monument, which houses deferent valuable items held dear by worshipers.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Nigerian leader recalled that the edifice was one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, a central place of worship for Christians and a symbol of France.

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