The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday condemned the killing of 70 people in Zaroumdareye, a border town between the Niger Republic and Mali by militants.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari sympathizes with the Niger Republic over the terrorist attack that killed 70 people, calls for united action against terrorism.”
Shehu quoted the President as describing the incident as another clarion call for united action by African leaders against terrorism.
The President said, “I am profoundly shocked by the large scale death of innocent people at the hands of these callous militants who have no regard for the sanctity of human life.
“We are facing grave security challenges on account of the evil campaign of indiscriminate violence by terrorists in the Sahel and only united action can help us defeat these vicious enemies of humanity.
“Terrorism has now become like a contagion of evil that can spread anytime if united action is not taken.”