Nigeria’s President, HAMAS Mourn Raisi, Others

PRESIDENT of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu and the Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya (HAMAS) have expressed sadness over the tragic passing of the Iranian President, Ibrahim Raisi and other members of his cabinet in the ill-fated chopper crash on Sunday.

In an unsigned statement sourced from X, HAMAS pledged further solidarity with the Iran and the people in the moment of grief.

Nigeria's President, HAMAS Mourn Raisi, Others

Raisi and other victims

“With greater faith in God’s will and destiny, and with great patience and consideration, we extend our sincere condolences, deep sympathy and solidarity to the Supreme Leader and Leader of the Islamic Revolution, His Eminence Sayyed Ali Khamenei, to the Iranian government, and to the brotherly Iranian people, on the death of His Excellency President Ibrahim Raisi, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Hussein. Amir Abdullahian, the representative of the Supreme Leader and Friday Imam in Tabriz, Mr. Muhammad Ali Al Hashem, and Mr. Malek Rahmati, Governor of East Azerbaijan, following the unfortunate accident and painful tragedy, in the crash of the helicopter that was transporting them from northwest Iran.

“We express our shared feelings of sadness and pain with the brotherly Iranian people, and our complete solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran, in this painful and grave accident, which claimed the lives of a group of the best Iranian leaders who had a long journey in Iran’s renaissance, and honorable positions in support of our cause.

“The Palestinian Authority, its support for the legitimate struggle of our people against the Zionist entity, its appreciated support for the Palestinian resistance, its tireless efforts in solidarity and support in all forums and fields for our people in the steadfast Gaza Strip in light of the Al-Aqsa flood battle, and its intense political and diplomatic efforts and efforts to stop the Zionist aggression against our Palestinian people.

“We are confident that the Islamic Republic of Iran will be able – God willing – to overcome the repercussions of this great loss.

“The dear Iranian people have ancient institutions capable of dealing with this severe ordeal,” the condolence message noted.

Meanwhile, President Tinubu, through Ajuri Ngelale, his Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), expressed grief at the tragedy, describing the late Raisi as one doing everything to develop Iran.

“President Bola Tinubu extends 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 in a helicopter crash.

“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.

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

“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, the President assures the Islamic Republic of Nigeria’s support and prayers in this moment of grief,” Ngelale prayed.

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