The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has sent his condolences to the president and people of South Korea over the stampede of Saturday at Itaewon district Seoul, South Korea which took the lives of many young people as they celebrated Halloween.
It is reported that at least 151 young persons were killed and 82 injured. Two of the dead were confirmed, foreigners and the victims were mostly teenagers and people in their twenties.
It was reported that the stampede of young people celebrating Halloween festivities became trapped and crushed as the they surged into a narrow alley.
In an estimate, over 100,000 young people went to celebrate Halloween on Saturday night, clogging the area’s narrow alleyways and winding streets.
President Buhari sent his condolences and prayerful wishes for the speedy recovery of the injured.
He also prayed for speedy healing and comfort to the entire nation as they grieved the loss of its loved ones.
President Buhari assured the president of south Korea that Nigeria is standing with them at such a trying time.
“Nigeria stands with the people of Korea at this difficult and trying moment.’’ He said through the statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina