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Nigeria mourns France terror victims

08 January 2015, 20:31

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


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