Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has come out to condemn the terrorist bomb attack that has claimed the lives of many people and injured dozens more in a well-known pedestrian area in downtown Istanbul, Turkey.
Buhari had also assured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while reacting to the incident, that the Nigerian government and its people will be continuing the worldwide fight against terrorism.
Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, had in a statement said that: “The thoughts and prayers of the government and people of Nigeria are with the families of the innocent individuals killed and we wish a full and speedy recovery to all those injured in this incident.”
Meanwhile, earlier today, November 14, Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced that an arrest has been made in connection with yesterday’s explosion that killed about six people and injured at least 81 people in Istanbul.
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay declared the event a terrorist act on Sunday, November 13.
Turkish officials believe that the Kurdish separatists from the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, PKK, and the Democratic Union Party, PYD, were the groups most likely behind the deadly suspected bomb attack. This was according to the country’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu.