The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Burundi President as a great loss.
President Pierre Nkurunziza
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the people of Burundi following the death of their President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Nkurunziza died of heart attack.
Buhari took to Twitter and wrote:
"It is with profound grief and sadness that we received the news of the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza. President Nkurunziza was a true patriot that steered the country through turbulent times with wisdom and foresight.
At this time of great pain & loss,the Government and people of Nigeria as well as myself, express our deepest condolences to the Government and people of Burundi. Our thoughts & prayers also go out to the family of the President. May God grant them the fortitude to bear the loss."