Buhari condemns Belgium terror attacks

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined leaders across Europe and the rest of the world in condemning the atrocious terrorist attacks at the Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek Metro Station in Brussels earlier Tuesday, a statement from his office said.

The statement, signed by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Buhari commiserated with Prime Minister Charles Michel and Belgians over the loss of at least 31 lives in the attacks.

“The President assures Prime Minister Michel and the people of Belgium that having suffered the horror and anguish of incessant terrorist attacks over several years, Nigeria stands in full solidarity with them on this day of national pain and trauma.

“President Buhari believes that the appalling attack on Brussels reinforces the need for greater international cooperation to effectively confront and destroy global terrorism and its perpetrators.

“The President assures the global community that under his leadership, Nigeria will continue to work with other countries of the world to ensure that terrorism never triumphs over free, peaceful and law-abiding nations and people of the world.

“He wishes the more than 100 persons injured in the attacks a speedy recovery,” the statement adds.