President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari sent condolences to the government of Egypt over the attacks on a mosque in North Sinai that left at least 235 people dead after Juma’at prayers.

The condolence was sent through the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President condemned the “dastardly act” on innocent worshippers.The President said the attack further reinforced his position that terrorism had no relationship or respect for any religion, and should be visited with the full wrath of the law.

The statement read in part, “The President reiterates that the workable panacea to such mindless and irresponsible attacks on citizens would be a global joint action that continually shares intelligence, simulates scenarios and regularly updates on both local and international threats.

“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will receive the souls of the departed, and comfort the families of those directly affected.”

It was earlier confirmed that the death toll had increased to 235 persons on Friday following the terrorist attack in which 109 were also injured.

According to reports, the attack began with two explosions. Gunmen were said to have positioned themselves outside the mosque, shelling worshippers as they attempted to flee the Al Rawdah Mosque.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper)