Abuja - Nigeria has extended its condolences to
President Francois Hollande and the people of France as they mourn the victims
of Wednesday's terrorist attack.
President Goodluck Jonathan conveyed the condolences on behalf of the
Federal Government and people of Nigeria, according to a statement issued by,
Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Abati said Jonathan and Nigeria joined the rest of the world in condemning the
"heinous, senseless and totally unjustifiable" killing of journalists
and other persons during the attack on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
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“President Jonathan also sees the attack on Charlie Hebdo as another
manifestation of the depravity and brutality which the world has to contend
with in what must become a truly collective effort by lovers of peace, progress
and freedom across the globe to rout the agents of darkness and retrogression.”
Abati said the President assured Hollande and the people of France Nigeria
stood in full solidarity with them and mourned those who lost their lives at
the hands of terrorists.
The President noted that France has been a strong ally and dependable partner
in strengthening regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism in
Nigeria, West Africa and Africa as a whole.
The President urges media practitioners worldwide not to be discouraged or
disheartened by the brutal murder of their colleagues in Paris.
The attack claimed 12 lives and injured hordes more.
- CAJ News