From Victor Osula, Abuja
Scenes from the bomb explosion, killing 96 and injuring 600 as at 11:06 pm on Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea over the explosions at a military base in Bata which has wreaked havoc in the city, killing 98 persons as at the time of going to press.
President Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, on Monday evening.
Apart from the 98 confirmed dead, more than 600 others were injured in the mishap, which also left homes and buildings in the city with considerable damages.
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, President Buhari extends heartfelt commiserations to those who have lost loved ones in the devastating incident.
“The President wishes those injured speedy recovery, adding that the thoughts and prayers of Nigerians are with the people of Equatorial Guinea affected by this tragedy”, the statement said.