ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME prominent Nigerians have condemned the killing of 84 people after a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice France.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, called for global efforts to combat the menace of terror.
Jonathan also prayed for the victims and the country.
“My heart goes out to the people of France over the horrific terror attack which occurred at Nice. Again, I call for global unity to combat the menace of terror. May the souls of the victims rest in peace and May God grant the nation of France strength as they mourn. My family and I mourn with them,” Jonathan said.
Senate President Bukola Saraki also condemned the attack and pledged Nigerian support with the country.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the people of France after the needless Bastille Day that killed over 80 people,” said Saraki.
“Just last night, at the French National Day celebration, I commended the Ambassador to France on the resilience that his country has shown in the face of terrorism. This resilience must continue despite the senseless killings of yesterday. Nigeria stands with France, as France has stood – and continues to stand with Nigeria,” Saraki said on Friday.
Nigeria is under siege from the Boo Haram sect, which has claimed over 20 000 lives.
– CAJ News