Following the terror attack which claimed no fewer than 147 lives in Garissa University, Kenya, the Federal Government (FG), condemned the attack, describing it as gruesome act.
In a statement made available by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, it stressed that terror and terrorism have become a major threat to international peace and security.
The Federal Government, however, called on the international community to ensure that the fight against the menace remains a global priority.
“The Federal Government has received with great shock the report of a gruesome attack by terrorists who are members of Al-Shabab on the campus of the Garissa University, Kenya, which occurred lats Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. The attack claimed 147 lives among whom were 142 students.
“The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria vehemently condemns the act of horror unleashed on innocent, defenseless students who were in school in search of education for a better future. It therefore extends its heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and people of Kenya at this period of national grief,” it said.
It called for continued collaboration and concerted action of the international community to defeat the act.
“The Federal Government reiterates that terror and terrorism do not recognise national boundaries and have become a major threat to international peace and security,” it remarked.
“IPOB is being sponsored by those I will call the Coalition of the politically disgruntled and the treasury looters. They believe that by sponsoring this group to destabilize the country and trigger chaos, they will realize their ambition of escaping justice and then be free to dip their hands into the nation’s treasury again.”
-Lai Mohammed(Nigeria’s Information Minister on IPOB)
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