President Michael Sata has condemned the recent terrorist attack that killed 39 people near the Nigerian Capital Abuja on Christmas day.
In a letter to his Nigerian counterpart, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Sata expressed deep sorrow at the untimely demise of people in a terrorist bomb attack.
The President said his government condemns the outrageous and cowardly attacks on the Catholic Church by the radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram which he said is responsible for at least 491 killings this year alone.
This is according to a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations George Chellah.
“On behalf of the people of the Republic of Zambia and, indeed on my own behalf, I extend our heartfelt condolences to you, the bereaved families and those injured in the explosion,” the President said.
He assured President Jonathan that Zambia shares the burden of grief and pain with Nigeria and the bereaved families in particular.
‘It is our hope that the Almighty God will give these families comfort and guidance during this period,” Mr. Sata said.