President Buhari Commiserates With Niger President Over Terrorist Attack

PRESIDENT BUHARI HOST TO DINNER NIGERIEN PRESIDENT 4A&B. President Muhammadu Buhari bids farewell to his Nigerien Counterpart, Mr Mahamadou Issoufou after a dinner at his residence Monday night at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO' SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JULY 23 2018.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening spoke to Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou on the telephone to commiserate with him, the government and people of Niger Republic, over the terrorist attack of January 9, 2020, in Chinagodrar, which killed scores of soldiers in a military base.

President Buhari expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims.

Condemning the heinous attack by the terrorists, the Nigerian leader assured his Nigerien counterpart that Nigeria will continue to work closely with his country and other international partners to overcome terrorism and violent extremism.

The President reaffirmed that the perpetrators of such cowardly acts and their sponsors deserve no peace and comfort, stressing that Nigeria stands in solidarity with her allies to ensure that justice is served.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

January 13, 2020