Liberian Leader Consoles Nigeria for Terrorist Attack in South Kano, Also Congratulates Burkina Faso President-elect

Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following a terrorist attack on November 27, 2015 in the village of Dakasoye, South of Kano, leaving twenty-one (21) dead and several injured.

In her message to her Nigerian counterpart, Mr. Mohammadu Buhari, President Johnson Sirleaf on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia extended heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of Nigeria, especially families of the victims for the irreparable loss sustained as a result of the terrorist attack.

The Liberian President stressed that the Government and People of Liberia stand in solidarity with the Government and People of Nigeria to condemn all acts of terrorism perpetrated against the peace loving people of Nigeria.

President Johnson Sirleaf further called for global and regional action to bring a halt to all acts of terrorism, which continue to undermine development, peace and stability in the world.

“As you go through this period of national mourning, we pray that the Almighty will grant your Excellency and the People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Strength, courage and fortitude during these difficult times”, stated the Liberian leader.

In another development, the Liberian leader has also sent a message of congratulations to Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President-Elect of the Republic of Burkina Faso on the occasion marking his election as the President of that country.

In her message to Mr. Kabore, President Johnson Sirleaf on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia and in her own name extended warmest congratulations to the Government and People of Burkina Faso on the historic elections of the second civilian President of Burkina Faso since independence 1960.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Liberian leader aspired that the victory would strengthen relations between both Liberia and Burkina Faso. President Johnson Sirleaf also on expressed hope that Liberia-Burkina Faso relation, which has existed for many years, will grow stronger and continue to flourish in the years ahead.

“As we join you and your compatriots in observing this auspicious milestone, it is my sincere hope that the bonds of friendship so happily subsisting between our two countries will continue to be further strengthened for the mutual benefits of our respective Peoples”, President Johnson Sirleaf, stressed.

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