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Jonathan condemns Pakistan school attack

18 December 2014, 14:49

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Abuja flayed the deadly terrorist attack on Peshawar in Pakistan that left 140 people, most of them students dead.

Jonathan, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, commiserated with the government and people of Pakistan over the tragedy.

"On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Pakistan on the loss of over 140 lives in yesterday’s terrorist attack on Peshawar.

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"Jonathan assures Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the people of Pakistan that Nigeria stands in full solidarity with them as they mourn the victims of yesterday’s heinous attack and strive to give succour to the injured and the bereaved.

"The president wholly condemns the brutal, savage, senseless and totally unjustifiable killing of innocent students and staff during the attack,’’ the statement said.

According to the statement, Jonathan believes that the atrocity in Peshawar and recurring terrorist crimes across the world strongly reinforce the need for urgent action toward the formation of more effective regional, continental and global alliances against insurgency and violent extremism.

"Jonathan prays that God Almighty will comfort all the bereaved families of Peshawar and grant the injured speedy recovery.''



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