Jonathan assures of Nigeria’s support for fight against terrorism

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ABUJA – President Goodluck Jonathan affirmed on Thursday that Nigeria would continue to work with Kenya, other African countries and the international community to rid the world of all terrorist groups.

This is contained in a State House News Release issued by the presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, in Abuja.
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The release was to commiserate with the Kenyan government and people over the gruesome terrorist attack on the Garissa University College in Kenya which killed no fewer than 140 persons.

The terrorist group, Al-Shabab, which operated from Somalia, was said to have carried out the attack.

In the release Jonathan extended his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Kenya and to the families of those who died in the attack which occurred on Thursday.

“President Jonathan utterly condemns the deliberate targeting of innocent persons, schools and other soft targets by terrorists, as such atrocious, despicable and barbaric acts of violence ought to have no place in any civilised society.

“The President assures President Uhuru Kenyatta and the brotherly people of Kenya that Nigeria stands in full solidarity with them,’’ the release said.

It recalled that the people of Kenya had come to grips once again with the aftermath of another heinous terrorist attack on their country.

“The President believes that the attack on the Kenyan University and other similar atrocities across the world must strengthen and solidify the resolve of the global community to take more urgent and co-ordinated actions to speedily defeat the agents of global terror,’’ the release added.(NAN)
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