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Jonathan issues condolences to Kenya

23 September 2013, 07:30Emeka Adebanji and Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya.

Jonathan extended his condolences to President Uhuru Kenyatta and all Kenyans over the "shocking" loss of lives after the widely-condemned attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi this past weekend.

He sent his condolences in a statement his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, released in Abuja.

“President Jonathan and Nigeria join the rest of the world in condemning the atrocious, callous and abominable attack on defenceless Kenyans and foreign nationals at the Westgate Shopping Mall in the Kenyan capital,” read the statement.

Jonathan assured Kenyatta and the people of Kenya of Nigeria’s sympathy and full solidarity as they grappled with the consequences of the attack and strived to end the terrorist siege.

According to Abati, “President Jonathan further assures them that in keeping with the spirit of recent agreements for enhanced bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Kenya, the Federal Government will give all possible support and assistance to Kenya in its efforts to contain the scourge of terrorism and avoid a recurrence of the heinous attack on Nairobi,” Abati stated.

He said the President prayed for comfort all those who lost loved ones in the attack and the speedy recovery of those injured.

- CAJ News



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