President Bukhari sympathizes with the Republic of Niger for the terrorist attack
President Muhammad Bukhari sympathized with the Republic of Niger after militants killed 70 people in Zarumdarei, the border town between the Republic of Niger and Mali.
The president called the incident another clear call from African leaders to act together in the fight against terrorism, Vanguard said.
Bukhari, responding to the Sunday incident in Abuja, said:
“I am deeply shocked by the large-scale death of innocent people at the hands of these soulless militants who do not respect the sanctity of human life.”
The President, in a statement released last night by his Senior Special Assistant for Media and Advertising Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja, said:
“We face serious security challenges from a vicious campaign of indiscriminate terrorist violence in the Sahel, and only joint action can help us defeat these vicious enemies of humanity.”
He said that “terrorism has turned into an infection of evil that can spread at any time if joint action is not taken.”
President Bukhari said that “instability in one part of Africa has security implications for others.”
He recalled that “the destabilization of Libya in 2011 has a domino effect on the security of other African countries, including Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and others.
“As a result of the plundering of Libyan arsenals after the fall of Gaddafi, dangerous weapons have ended up in the hands of terrorists and other criminals who now pose a security threat to other countries.
“We are united by a common destiny, and therefore we must work together to defeat these evil people targeting innocent people.
“Let me take this opportunity to express my deepest solidarity with the government, the people of Niger and the families of the victims,” President Bukhari said.