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Florida Shooting President Buhari says terrorist attack is 'cowardly'

The president also assured the United States of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

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President Muhammadu Buhari play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, May 14, 2016 (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Pulse Night Club, Orlando, Florida, describing it as ‘‘criminal and cowardly’’.

The president made the condemnation in a letter to the Ambassador of the United States in Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle.

A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the president's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said that Buhari conveyed Nigeria’s heartfelt sympathy to President Barrack Obama and the people of United States of America.

The president also assured the United States of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

``President Buhari extends his most sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the victims.

``The president condemns such criminal, cowardly attack, wherever it might occur, as an attack on all decent, democratic, peaceful people.

``Every terrorist attack only strengthens Nigeria’s resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States and other countries in the front line of the war on terror,’' the letter, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, read.

The president also called on all peace-loving nations to commit themselves whole-heartedly to multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism. 

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