Acting President Osinbajo condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja

Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has strongly condemned terrorist attack on innocent people in Manchester, United Kingdom on Monday, describing it as despicable.

This was contained in a release from the Office of the Senior Special Assistant the President (Media and Publicity), Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Nigeria, Prof Osinbajo expresses heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the government and people of the United Kingdom in this period of grief,” Akande stated in the release.

According to Akande, the Professor Osinbajo said the attack was “a dastardly act and heinous crime” and assured Prime Minister Theresa May “that the prayers and thoughts of Nigerians are with the British people as they mourn the victims, many of them being young people.”

“Acting President Osinbajo is confident that light of the civilised world will always prevail against the darkness of depravity, and he trusts that Britons and citizens of other nations across the world will continue to show resilience and courage in the wake of such terrorist crimes.

“He prays that God Almighty will comfort the bereaved families and also wishes a speedy recovery for the injured.”

Meanwhile, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has received the news of the death of Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi, Channels TV State House Correspondent with great sadness.

Osinbajo extended his heartfelt condolences to his family,  as well as the Channels TV family on the very sad passing of Mr Onuekwusi.

He also commiserated with the State House Press Corps over the passage of their professional colleague, “who combined high professionalism, wit, dedication and patriotism in his diligent reportage of activities in the Presidential Villa.” 

The Acting President prayed that the Almighty God would comfort his family and all who mourn him.