Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack On Cote D’ivoire
BEVERLY HILLS, March 14, (THEWILL) – Shortly after Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote d'Ivoire, President Muhammadu Buhari put a call across to President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire to convey the sympathy of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria to the people of that country as they mourn their compatriots and foreign visitors who lost their lives in the attack.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who noted that President Ouattara thanked President Buhari for Nigeria’s sympathy and solidarity.
Emergency workers and security officers gather on a beach after an attack in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Penney
While categorically condemning the attack, 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.
Using the sad event to restate his conviction that terrorism now transcends all national boundaries, Buhari restated his call for greater international cooperation against terrorists and their sponsors.
According to him, “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.”