President Buhari has sympathised with Niger Republic over the kiIIing of 70 people in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali by militants.
He describing the incident as another clarion call for united action by African leaders against terrorism.
In a statement made public by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said:
“I am profoundly shocked by the large scale death of innocent people at the hands of these callous militants who have no regard for the sanctity of human life.”
He stated that “We are facing grave security challenges on account of the evil campaign of indiscriminate violence by terrorists in the Sahel and only united action can help us defeat these vicious enemies of humanity.”
“Terrorism has now become like a contagion of evil that can spread anytime if united action is not taken.”
President Buhari further said that “instability in one part of Africa had implications for the security of others.”
“We are united by common fate and therefore we must act in concert to defeat these evil men who target innocent people”.
“Let me use this opportunity to express my deepest sympathy for the government, the people of Niger, and the families of the victims,”