Buhari Condemns Attacks on Pulse Night Club in US

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Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned last Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Pulse Night Club, Orlando, Florida, United States, describing it as ‘‘criminal’’ and cowardly.’’

A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari, in a letter to the Ambassador of US in Nigeria, James Entwistle, conveyed Nigeria’s heartfelt sympathy to President Barrack Obama and his people.

He said the president also assured the US of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

‘‘Buhari extends his most sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the victims.
‘‘The president condemns such criminal, cowardly attack wherever it might occur, as an attack on all decent, democratic, peaceful people.

“Every terrorist attack only strengthens Nigeria’s resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US and other countries in the frontline of the war on terror,’’ the letter, which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, read.

Buhari also called ‘‘on all peace-loving nations to commit themselves whole-heartedly to multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism.’’