DBS Warri

Warri Radio and Televiion Station

Tinubu mourns Iranian president, others killed in helicopter crash.

20th May 2024

Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has extended his condolences to the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi; Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other officials who died in a helicopter crash.

Raisi and nine others On Sunday lost their lives after a helicopter conveying them crashed due to poor weather in the mountains near the Azerbaijan border, officials and state media confirmed Monday.

On Sunday afternoon, rescue teams had begun searching for Raisi when the aircraft went missing.

On Monday morning, relief workers located the missing helicopter and identified the president’s body and that of the others on board, State TV reported.

“President Tinubu expresses profound grief over this disturbing tragedy, and describes President Raisi as a leader who was passionately committed to the development of Iran,” the Presidency said in a statement signed by Tinubu’s Spokesperson, Mr. Ajuri Ngelale.

The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu condoles with Iran over passing of President Raisi.’

While commiserating with the bereaved families, Tinubu prays for the continuous peace, stability, and prosperity of the Iranian nation.

On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, the President assured the Islamic Republic of Nigeria’s support and prayers in this moment of grief.



Leave a Reply