ECOWAS Commission 'dismayed' at attack on Nigerian Embassy in Guinea-Bissau

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has expressed ''concern and dismay'' at Tuesday's mob attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Bissau and the fatal lynching of the country's nationals in the capital.

''It is regrettable that at a time when ECOWAS and its Member States, in particular Nigeria, are leaving no stone unturned in the efforts to keep Guinea-Bissau solvent and resolve the multiple crises facing her, misguided hoodlums in the country would turn against Community citizens in such such despicable manner,'' an ECOWAS Commission statement obtained by PANA here Friday said..

''The Commission unreservedly condemns this reprehensible act and calls on the Transitional Authorities to thoroughly investigate the incident with a view to shedding light on it and bringing the perpetrators to justice,'' the statement added.

The Commission expressed its ''heartfelt condolences and sympathy'' to the Nigerian government and people, and to the bereaved and victims of this outrage.

''ECOWAS firmly believes in adherence to the rule of law and the resolution of any suspected crimes through the judicial process,'' it said.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has already ordered a probe into the killing of three of the country's nationals over their alleged role in the disappearance of a boy and the attack on the country's embassy in Bissau.
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