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The British monarch, King Charles III has spoken about the devastating floods that have ravaged Nigeria in recent months describing it as deeply saddening.
In a condolence message to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, the British monarch said he and his wife were “deeply saddened” about the situation. He sympathised with victims, adding that his thoughts were with those working to support the recovery efforts
His statement reads: ‘Your Excellency, Dear Mr. President, I wanted you to know how deeply saddened both my wife and I are to hear of the many people who have lost their loved ones and whose lives have been so dreadfully affected as a consequence of the devastating floods across Nigeria.
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‘We remember with the greatest affection our visits to Nigeria and the kindness of the people we met.
‘However inadequate this may be under such tragic circumstances, our most heartfelt sympathy is with all those who have suffered so much, and our thoughts are with those working to support the recovery efforts. I know that the United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Nigeria as you recover from these truly terrible events’.
Meanwhile, residents of Aeroplane Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, and Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta have raised the alarm over floating corpses from submerged cemeteries in their areas as flooding continues to ravage most parts of the country.
This came as several communities in Bomadi, Patani, and Burutu local government areas of Delta State were on Monday sacked by the ravaging flood, with indigenes sleeping on top of Bomadi Bridge.
Africa Today News, New York had yesterday reported that this year’s flood is perhaps the worst in Nigeria’s history, with over 603 dead, two million displaced and hundreds of hectares of farmlands destroyed.