President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sympathy and condolence to the families, friends and colleagues of the 89 Nigerien Soldiers that were killed by a terrorist gang.
The incident happened on the 9th of January at a military base in Chinagodrar.
According to a statement by the President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari spoke with the Nigerien President, Mahamadou Issoufou on the phone to commiserate with him, the government and people of Niger Republic, over the terrorist attack.
Condemning the heinous attack by the terrorists, the Nigerian leader assured his Nigerien counterpart that Nigeria will continue to work closely with his country and other international partners to overcome terrorism and violent extremism.
The President reaffirmed that the perpetrators of such cowardly acts and their sponsors deserve no peace and comfort, stressing that Nigeria stands in solidarity with her allies to ensure that justice is served.