At least 59 people have been confirmed killed in the attack.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall in Kenya.
At least 59 people have been confirmed killed and 175 injured in Saturday’s terrorist attack on a high-end shopping mall in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, said Mr. Jonathan joined the rest of the world to condemn the attack which he labelled callous and abominable on defenseless Kenyans and foreign nationals.
Extending his heartfelt condolences to Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and all Kenyans over the shocking loss of lives in the attack, Mr. Jonathan assured Mr. Kenyatta and the people of Kenya of Nigeria’s sympathy and full solidarity as they grapple with the consequences of the attack and strive to end the terrorist siege.
“President Jonathan further assures them that in keeping with spirit of recent agreements for enhanced bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Kenya, the Federal Government will give all possible support and assistance to Kenya in its efforts to contain the scourge of terrorism and avoid a recurrence of yesterday’s heinous attack on Nairobi.” Mr. Abati stated
Mr. Jonathan also prayed that God comforts all those who lost loved ones in the attack and grant the injured speedy recovery.
Al- Shabab, an Islamic terrorist group in Somalia, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
There are about 4,000 Kenyan troops in the south of Somalia, where they have been fighting the militants since 2011. This is believed to have triggered the terrorist attack in Nairobi.
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