President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack in Burkina Faso which left 35 people dead.
NAN reports that seven soldiers and 80 armed fighters were also killed in Tuesday’s double attack on a military base and Arbinda town in Soum province.
Reacting in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari assured Burkina Faso of Nigeria’s and other West African countries’ solidarity.
He said the killing of 31 women among the innocent victims was cowardly and remains condemned by reasonable opinion all over the world.
Buhari recalled his meeting with the country’s President, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, at which both leaders agreed to hold a summit in 2020 to discuss issues of security and economy.
“I look forward to that meeting,” said the President, assuring that “as we have done all the time, we will stand with our brothers and sisters in West Africa in all situations.”
The president also commended Burkinabe troops for repelling the deadly attack.