Nigeria, Kenya team up to fight terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, have expressed their determination to work together to stamp out terrorism in both countries.

The two leaders disclosed this at a joint press briefing they addressed after a closed-door bilateral meeting and signing of agreements.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kenyatta arrived in Abuja last Sunday on a State Visit and to participate in the World Economic Forum for Africa starting from Wednesday to Friday.

Specifically, Jonathan applauded Kenyatta for not aborting the state visit and the World Economic Forum even after the unfortunate terror attack in Kenya on Sunday.

It will be recalled that three people were reportedly killed and several others injured in twin bomb blasts on Sunday in Mombasa, Kenya.

One blast reportedly happened at a bus station in Mwembe, Tayari, near the city centre, when a grenade was thrown into a crowded mini bus, killing three people and wounding more than 20.

“I want to use this opportunity to express the condolence of Nigerians and government to the government of Kenya on the last terror attack.

“For us in Nigeria, we have been experiencing this dastardly acts for sometimes now, Kenya is just beginning to experience it.

“We have to appreciate the courage expressed by the President for not aborting the state visit and the invitation to the World Economic Forum because of the attack. ‎

“It is a clear signal from here that the attack will not stop us from moving forward.

“The act of terror in Africa is diversionary being organised by group of people who do not want the continent to move forward,” Jonathan said.

President Jonathan said that whenever a country showed any sign of progress, the criminal elements would strike.



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