President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to help Niger Republic and other neighboring countries fight against terrorism.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a statement released on Tuesday.
The Presidential aide noted that his principal and the President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, agreed to strengthen sub-regional security as a way to deal with Boko Haram and other terrorist group.
He said, “President Buhari, who called his counterpart on the phone to sympathise with him and citizens of the neighbouring country, following the recent killing of 137 people, strongly condemned the terrorist attacks, describing it as heinous.”
“Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of victims and people of Niger Republic. Nigeria stands with all her neighbours in the fight against terrorism.”
In another development, Farin Ruwa village in Dankurmi District, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State is currently under attack by armed bandits.
It was gathered that the armed bandits stormed the village on Tuesday evening, shooting sporadically.