President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community to unite and forge a stronger worldwide consensus for more effective action against global terrorism.
In a condolence message to the government and people of Egypt on the recent murder by terrorists of the country’s Attorney General, Hesham Barakat, and the killing of about 70 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula, President Buhari restated his conviction that concerted global action was needed to overcome terrorism in all parts of the world.
President Buhari said that having borne the pain of terrorist attacks themselves for many years, Nigerians shared the anguish of Egyptians as they mourn their compatriots who lost their lives in Cairo and the Sinai Peninsula.
While condoling the government of Egypt and the families of the victims, President Buhari reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to working with other countries facing terrorists’ threats to overcome the scourge of violent extremism.
No country, the President added, can afford to be indifferent to the threats of terrorism because of its pervasive and destructive nature.