President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the terrorist attack on the Pulse Night Club, Orlando, Florida, United States.
He described the attack as ‘‘criminal’’ and ‘‘cowardly’’ in a letter addressed to the U.S Ambassador in Nigeria, James Entwistle.
A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari’s letter also conveyed Nigeria’s heartfelt sympathy to President Barrack Obama and the people of U.S.
He assured the U.S of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
‘‘President Buhari extends his most sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the victims.
‘‘The President condemns such criminal, cowardly attack, wherever it might occur, as an attack on all decent, democratic and peaceful people.
“Every terrorist attack only strengthens Nigeria’s resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States and other countries in the frontline of the war on terror,’’ the letter, which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, read.
The President also called ‘‘on all peace-loving nations to commit themselves whole-heartedly to multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism.’’