Buhari seeks justice for 16 Nigerians killed in Burkina Faso

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of a number of Nigerian Muslim pilgrims in Burkina Faso.

The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Monday in Abuja, said an investigation was ongoing to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Nigerian Embassy in Burkina Faso, is engaging with the Burkinabe authorities and awaits the outcome of their investigation of the unfortunate incident and if necessary, to ensure that all culprits are appropriately sanctioned,” Mr Buhari said.

He expressed his condolences and prayed for the safety of other Nigerians stranded there.

“The Nigerian government will make every effort to secure the mortal remains of the deceased and the survivors of the attack,” the president said.

The affected Nigerians were on their way to Kaolak, Senegal when the buses conveying them came under gun attack in Burkina Faso.


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