By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire.
In a telephone call to President Alassane Ouattara after the attack, President Buhari conveyed the sympathy of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria to the people of Cote D’Ivoire as they mourn their compatriots and foreign visitors who lost their lives in the attack, according to a statement by the Presidency media office.
The statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari 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.
It quoted President Buhari as restating that his call for greater international cooperation against terrorists and their sponsors.
“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 Buhari was quoted to have said.
President Ouattara thanked President Buhari for Nigeria’s sympathy and solidarity, the statement noted.