Sri Lanka Killings: President Buhari Expresses Regrets

Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu

Priscilla Christopher

President Buhari, on Sunday, April 21, through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, lamented the gruesome killing of 290 Christians in several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, same day.

The President who condoled with the families of victims killed and wished the wounded a speedy recovery, bore the nation’s sympathy on the incident.

“We stand with victims of terrorism all over the world because we know and understand this harrowing inhuman activity,” the President said.

He called on the authorities to fish out “the wicked elements behind these mischievous attacks” and not spare them.

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Meanwhile, 24 people have been arrested in relation to the killings which claimed the lives of 30 foreign citizens including 5 Britons, 3 Indians, 1 Japanese and others.

According to the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the attacks began with seven initial explosions in 4 hotels and 3 churches, with the aid of suicide bombers.

He however hinted that the country’s security services were privy to an information of the attack up to 10 days ago, adding that the government would ascertain why adequate precautions were not taken to foil it.

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