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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Terror attack: FG donates to Kenya

  •  by  Christian Okeke - Abuja
  • THE Federal Government through the Nigerian embassy in Nairobi has donated an undisclosed amount of money to Kenyan Government to help it manage the effects of a recent terror attack.
    The attack by Islamist militants on a Nairobi shopping mall killed at least 72 people and destroyed part of the complex.
    Three floors collapsed after the blasts and a separate fire weakened the structure of the vaulted, marble-tiled building with officials saying that 10 to 15 attackers launched the attack.
    Speaking on the attack, the High Commissioner of Nigeria to Kenya, Ambassador Akin Oyateru said that no Nigerian living in Kenya was affected by the Al-Shabab’s attack.
    He spoke with journalists at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja via a teleconference where he said the Federal Government has already decried the attack on innocent citizens as gruesome and senseless.
    The envoy stated that about 2, 500 Nigerians living in Kenya have been advised to be cautious about further attack by the terrorists.
    He confirmed the donation made to Kenyan Government.
    He said, “It is a privilege to be able to brief you about the happening in the last few days.
    “As you are quite aware, there was a terrorist attack in Kenya, which ended yesterday. As I speak to you, mop up operation is still on-going.
    “The government is giving counselling for those who need it. Fortunately, no Nigerian citizen was affected ever since the attack started. The government of Nigeria condemns the attack.

    “We have given a modest sum of money to Kenya Government to assist them on various damages accruing from the attacks. It is a modest sum.”

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