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Kenyan leader mourns 59 Nigerian children killed in terror attack

05 March 2014, 21:31

Nairobi- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday mourned 59 Nigerian students of the Federal College in Buni Yadi killed by Boko Haram militants.

In a condolence message to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and the people of Nigeria, Kenyatta strongly condemned the killing, terming it a "heinous act of cowardice that targeted vulnerable children in their most innocent slumber".

“On behalf of the Government and people of Kenya and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey our deepest condolences and sympathies to you, your esteemed government, the families of the victims and the people of Nigeria.

"It is with utter shock and indignation that I learnt of the horrendous death of 59 innocent children during the dastardly terrorist attack by Boko Haram at the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi," he said.

Kenyatta said Kenya had faced similar senseless terrorist massacres, assuring the government and people of Nigeria that Kenyans stood with them in prayer during these trying and difficult times.

He pledged complete support to the government of Nigeria in its fight against the evil of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.


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