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Buhari condoles with President Issoufou of Niger, set to strengthen regional security

President Muhammadu Buhari and his counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, have agreed to work towards strengthening sub-regional security in the region.

The cooperative effort is aimed at neutralizing the worrisome assertiveness of Boko Haram and Islam in West Africa (ISWA) in sub-Sahara and Sahel regions.

President Buhari made the call on Tuesday when he called his counterpart on phone to sympathize with him and citizens of the neighbouring country, following recent killing of 137 people.

Buhari strongly condemned the terrorist’s attacks, describing it as heinous.

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted the President saying, “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,” the statement read.

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