A statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina said the President had in a letter to the Ambassador of the United States in Nigeria, James Entwistle, conveyed Nigeria’s heartfelt sympathy to President Barrack Obama and the people of United States of America.
The President, who is on a 10 day vacation in London ,also assured the United States of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
‘‘President Buhari extends his most sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the victims.
‘‘The President condemns such criminal, cowardly attack, wherever it might occur, as an attack on all decent, democratic, peaceful people.
“Every terrorist attack only strengthens Nigeria’s resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States and other countries in the frontline of the war on terror,’’ the letter, which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari read.
President Buhari also called on peace-loving nations to commit themselves whole-heartedly to multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism.’’
A 29 year old American man had on Sunday gunned down 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. US authorities say this is the deadliest mass shooting as well as terror attack the United States since 9/11.