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President Muhammadu Buhari/Photo: AFP

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of the victims of the tragic collapse of the Reigners Bible Church International, Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

The President’s condolence message is contained in his twitter handle.

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Buhari, who phoned Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom to commiserate with him on the tragic incident, asked him to convey to the people of the state “the deep sorrow felt by me, and by the entire country over this tragedy”.

He said, “This evening I spoke with Gov. Udom Emmanuel to commiserate with him on the tragic collapse of the Reigners Bible Church in Uyo.

“I asked the governor to convey to the people of Akwa Ibom state the deep sorrow felt by me, and by the entire country over this tragedy.

“I pray that the souls of the deceased will rest in peace, and that the injured will experience quick recovery.

”Any tragedy that affects any part of Nigeria affects all of us. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Akwa Ibom.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a number of deaths were reported while many of the church members were injured as a result of the collapse.