President Muhammadu Buhari has called President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D’Ivoire to express 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 killed in yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Grand Bassam Resort in that country.
While categorically condemning 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 his belief that terrorism now transcends all national boundaries, The President, in a statement signed on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, restated 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,” Buhari said.
President Ouattara thanked President Buhari for Nigeria’s sympathy and solidarity, the statement noted.