President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of the Federal Government has commiserated with the government and people of Kenya on the deadly terrorist attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi.
Condemning the attack as “wicked, cruel and dastardly by evil people,” the Nigerian leader, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) assured President Uhuru Kenyatta that the thoughts of the people of Nigeria are with Kenyans at this 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.
President Buhari has also 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 has deprived the nation of one its finest Foreign Service officials.
President Buhari said the nation will 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 this administration.
The President equally 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 God for the repose of the soul of the departed Foreign Service officials and grant fortitude to their families to bear the losses.