Nigeria: President Buhari condemns terrorist attack in Cote d'Ivoire

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Sunday's terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote d'Ivoire, condoling with President Alassane Ouattara and Ivorians over the incident.

President Buhari, who telephoned President Ouattara after the attack, joined them in mourning their compatriots and foreign visitors who lost their lives in the attack.

The President assured his Ivorian counterpart of Nigeria's full solidarity and support as his country grapples with the consequences of the heinous attack and strives to overcome the new security challenges posed by the terrorist incursion.

Reiterating that terrorism now transcends all national boundaries, Buhari called for greater international cooperation against terrorists and their sponsors.

According to a statement released by the Nigerian Presidency on the telephone call between presidents Buhari and Quattara: "They have attacked a hotel in Mali, leaving 21 people dead. They killed over 130 people in attacks on Paris and they murdered 28 persons in Burkina Faso. Terrorism does not respect territorial boundaries again. That is why the world has to come together, present a common front and deal with these merchants of evil."

President Ouattara in turn thanked Buhari for Nigeria's sympathy and solidarity.
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14 march 2016 19:03:08

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