- Buhari says Nigeria will stand with Burkina Faso over a terrorists attack in the country
- According to Buhari, the killing of 31 women among the innocent victims was cowardly
- Meanwhile, the president commended the Burkinabe troops for repelling the deadly attack
The government and people of Burkina Faso have been assured of Nigeria's support following the recent terrorist attack that claimed 35 citizens.
The assurance was given by President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
According to the report, the attack was carried out on Tuesday, December 24, in Arbinda, the northern part of the country.
The Nigerian president said the killing of 31 women among the innocent victims was cowardly and remains condemned by reasonable opinion all over the world, Vanguard reports.
Going further, Buhari commended the Burkinabe troops for repelling the deadly attack and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Borno state governor Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday, December 25, confirmed that at least six persons were killed and two women were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents during their attack on Kwaragilim village of Chibok in the state.
Legit.ng also reported that an armed group, suspected to be members of Boko Haram on Sunday, December 22, unleashed another attack on Humanitarian workers in the state.
According to a source who confirmed the sad incident, three of the aid workers are dead while two are no where to be found.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the attacked humanitarian workers were members of an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Alima.
The source said: “I can confirm to you that the sad incident happened today along Monguno road but one cannot be certain about the actual figure yet.”
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