Buhari condemns Florida attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned the Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Pulse Night Club, Orlando, Florida, describing it as “criminal” and “cowardly.”

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted the President who is currently on a 10-day vacation, as conveying Nigeria’s sympathy to President Barrack Obama and all Americans in a letter he addressed to the Ambassador of the United States in Nigeria, James Entwistle.

The letter was signed on his behalf by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Buhari was said to have assured the US of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

The letter read in part, “President 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 United States and other countries in the frontline of the war on terror.”
Buhari also called on all peace-loving nations to commit themselves to multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism