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Buhari condemns Cote d’Ivoire terror attack

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has  condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire.

Buhari, who has since called President Alassane Ouattara after the attack, sympathised with him and the people of Cote D’Ivoire as they mourn their compatriots and foreign visitors who died in the attack.

His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said, Buhari assured his Ivorien 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.

The president, ‎again, stressed that terrorism now transcends all national boundaries, restating his call for greater international cooperation against terrorists and their sponsors.

“They have attacked a hotel in Mali, killing 21 people. 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,” Buhari said.

President Ouattara thanked President Buhari  for Nigeria’s sympathy and solidarity.

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