Sunday, October 30, 2016 8:32 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed Nigeria’s solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias targeting the holy city of Makkah.
A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari made his feelings known when he spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia via telephone.
Buhari condemned the heinous act which targeted innocent people.
According to him, it is reprehensible and ignoble for terrorists to target a holy land, where millions of Muslims from around the globe gather for pilgrimage.
The president expressed delight and appreciation to Almighty Allah that the Saudi defence forces intercepted and downed the missile, 65 km from the holy city of Makkah.
Buhari reiterated the need to strengthen international support and coalition in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
He noted that, “when the world stands together, there is no way good will not prevail over evil.’’ (NAN)