President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Cote I’Ivoire following the Sunday deadly attached on a resort that left scores dead.
In a statement by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adesina, quoted the President as saying that the world has to come together, present a common front and deal with terrorists and their sponsors.
According to Presiden Buhari, there is need for greater international cooperation against terrorists as they no longer respect territorial boundaries.
Adesina, quoting the Buhari on Monday, said while “unreservedly” condemning Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in Cote D’Ivoire, the President noted: “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 n 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.
Adesina said Buhari, in a telephone call to President Alassane Ouattara after the attack, conveyed the sympathy of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria to the people of Cote D’Ivoire as they mourned their compatriots and foreign visitors who died in the attack.
He said Buhari assured Quattara of Nigeria’s full solidarity and support as Cote D’Ivoire grappled with the consequences of “the heinous attack and strives to overcome the new security challenges posed by the terrorist incursion”.