The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the offices of a French Magazine in Paris that left 12 dead, saying terrorism anywhere is abhorrent and will not win.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the senseless attack was a dagger in the heart of freedom of expression and press freedom, hence must be condemned by all who believe in these fundamental human rights.
It said any attack against these basic human rights is an attack on the society itself, thus underlining the seriousness of the deadly attack on the French magazine.
“Nothing in the world can justify the action of some deranged gunmen in engaging in cold-blooded murder of innocent people simply because of their beliefs and way of life. Those who carried out these killings are despicable and barbaric human beings,” APC said.
The party commiserated with the French authorities and the entire French media for the indescribable tragedy that has hit them, while saying the authorities concerned must do everything within their powers to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice, to serve as a deterrent to others like them.