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Buhari President condemns Instanbul attacks

Buhari also called on the Turkish government not to let this sad event derail them from the path of development.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja play President Muhammadu Buhari (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

President Buhari has condemned the recent bomb attacks at Ataturk Airport, Turkey.

Buhari also called on the Turkish government not to let this sad event derail them from the path of development.

He also described Turkey as a fast growing country, adding that his government will unite with nations across the globe, to curb terrorism.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu revealed that Buhari wrote a letter to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying “On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to convey my heartfelt sympathy to you and the people of Turkey on the shocking terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport yesterday.

“Please extend my most sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the victims of this tragic incident.

“We condemn in the strongest terms these criminal, cowardly attacks, wherever they might occur as an attack on all decent, democratic and peaceful people. Every terrorist attack only strengthens Nigeria’s resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with Turkey and other countries in the frontline of the war on terror.

“Our government calls on all peace-loving nations to commit themselves wholeheartedly to multi-lateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism.”

A source from the Turkish government told Reuters that 23 citizens and 13 foreign nationals were killed by suicide bombers in the terror attack at Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

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