Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with government and people of Burkina Faso over a devastating terrorist attack in which 35 were killed.
Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the country would not be abandoned to its fate.
He assured Burkina Faso of Nigeria’s and other West African countries’ solidarity in its mourning.
Speaking on the attack carried out in Arbinda, northern part of the country, Buhari said the slaying of 31 women among the innocent victims was cowardly and remains condemned by reasonable opinion all over the world.
The President recalled his meeting last weekend with the country’s President, Roch Marc Christian Kabore on the sidelines of the ECOWAS meeting, at which occasion both leaders agreed to hold a summit in the new year to discuss the issues of security and economy.
“I look forward to that meeting,” said the President, assuring that “as we have done all the time, we will stand with our brothers and sisters in West Africa in all situations.”
Buhari also commended the Burkinabe troops for repelling the deadly attack and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed.