President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, commiserates with the people of Japan on the unfortunate death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Shinzo Abe who was the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history, who served from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.
Mr Abe was shot dead on Friday while delivering a speech ahead of a parliamentary election, when a man armed with a homemade gun opened fire at him from behind.
According to reports “Mr Abe, 67, was rushed to the Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara City and showed no vital signs, according to the local police and emergency services.
“The Nara City Fire Department confirmed that the former Japanese PM was in cardio-pulmonary arrest before being taken to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Police have arrested Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, a former member of the Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF), according to local media, on suspicion of attempted murder and retrieved what appeared to be a handmade gun from the vicinity where the former prime minister was shot in Nara.
Reacting to the incident President Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina “joined all Japanese in mourning the loss of the country’s longest-serving Prime Minister and outstanding leader, assuring the family of Abe of the prayers and thoughts of all Nigerians during this difficult time.
Mr President also acknowledge that “under Abe, Nigeria and Japan enjoyed a strategic partnership, supporting each other’s shared aspirations on economic cooperation, healthcare, human resource development, disaster risk reduction, peace and security.”