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FG condoles with Egypt, Russia over terrorist attacks


The Federal Government has expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the Governments and people of Egypt and Russia over terrorist attacks in the two countries.

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Dr Clement Aduku on Monday in Abuja condemned the attacks.

Nigerian government expressed concern on the reports of the terrorist attacks on two Coptic Churches in the towns of Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, on Sunday April 9, leaving over 44 people dead.

The government according to the statement also expressed shock on the reports of terrorist bombing of a St. Petersburg train on Monday April 3 that killed 14 people while many others were wounded.

According to the statement, Egypt had in the recent times experienced terrorist attacks, and that Nigeria condemned such callous and cowardly acts against innocent people.

“In this regard, the Nigerian people stand in solidarity with our Egyptian brothers and sisters to denounce these terrorists who seek to destroy our common human values and civilization. We therefore share in your grief.

“Nigeria also stands in total solidarity with the Government and people of Russia at this tragic moment and offer our full cooperation..

“The Nigerian government will work closely with the Russian Federation at all international fora to stamp out terrorism globally,” it stated

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