Osinbajo Condemns London Bridge Attack


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said that the latest terror attack in the U.K. reinforced the need for the global community to act with greater vigour to overcome the extremist ideologies which underpin terrorism.

Osinbajo in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, described Saturday’s terror attack in the London Bridge as a sickening atrocity perpetrated by a misguided and cowardly group of terrorists.

The Acting President strongly condemned the incident and extended Nigeria’s condolences to the families of the victims.

According to Osinbajo, Nigeria stands with the government and people of the United Kingdom in her trying period.

Authorities say seven people were killed and 48 injured after three knife-wielding assailants led a deadly rampage through central London, plowing a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then running to a nearby open-air market.

British Prime Minister Theresa May called for tougher measures to fight extremism, as police arrested 12 people in connection with the attack.

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