President Muhammadu Buhari has described the terrorist attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya, as “wicked, cruel and dastardly by evil people.”
The president made the remark on Wednesday while commiserating with the government and people of Kenya over the attack.
He told President Uhuru Kenyatta that the thoughts of the people of Nigeria were with Kenyans at the moment of their national grief.
President Buhari called on well-meaning members of the international community to rally round Kenyans to overcome the scourge of terrorism “because any terrorist attack on one country is an attack on all countries.”
He prayed God Almighty to console the bereaved families and quicken the recovery of the several injured people.
In a related development, President Buhari expressed sadness over the demise of Abdul-Jalil Sulaiman, the recently-appointed Director-General of Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria-Niger Joint Development Commission.
In a condolence message to the family of Sulaiman, the foreign minister and officials in the ministry, and the government and people of Kano State, President Buhari said the death of Ambassador Sulaiman had deprived the nation of one its finest Foreign Service officials.
President Buhari said the nation would not forget the invaluable contributions of the deceased ambassador in advancing Nigeria’s foreign policy, culminating in remarkable improvements achieved in the international arena in the past three and a half years of his administration.
President Buhari also conveyed deepest condolences to the Isah family following the death of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire, Ambassador Ibrahim Isah.
President Buhari described the death of Ambassador Isah as a painful loss to the country, recounting the professionalism and dedication of the late ambassador during his duty tour to the West African country.
President Buhari prayed to Allah to repose the soul of the departed Foreign Service officials and grant fortitude to their families to bear the losses.