Buhari reacts to killing of 18 soldiers in Niger

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Government and people of Niger Republic over the killing of eighteen soldiers near Inates in the Western Region of the country.

This was contained in a letter of commiseration to President Mahamadou Issoufou on behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria.

Buhari said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims of this heinous crime. Nigeria strongly condemns this act of terrorism and shares your pains over the enormous loss.

“As the nation mourns these heroes, we also pray that those reported missing would soon be found. It is also my hope that those behind the attack would be tracked and brought to justice.”

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