President Muhammadu Buhari has offered his condolences to the government and people of Bauchi State, following one of the country’s worst windstorm disasters, on the heels of which the market in Azare was razed by a mysterious fire.

In a message to the government and people of the state, through the Governor Mohammed Abubakar, President Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu said that the government and people of Nigeria stand with the people of the state as they struggle to manage the fallout of the double tragedy.

While extending his deepest sympathies to the victims and families of devastating windstorm and the fire incidents, the President said that the “Nigerians stand in solidarity with their fellow countrymen in this difficult time as they face the devastation with courage and fortitude.

“As a fellow human being, I understand your pains and inconveniences as you struggle to pick up the pieces and rebuild your lost houses, schools, markets and places of worship. This is not something you bargained and we are powerless against the fury of nature”, the President stressed

“On behalf of myself and my administration, my heart goes out to the victims of this disaster and I pray to God to replenish their losses”, Buhari added.