President Obama, Goodluck Jonathan Condemn #Orlando Mass Shooting

President Obama, Goodluck Jonathan Condemn #Orlando Mass Shooting [TWEETS]

Goodluck Jonathan, Ikechukwu Eze
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Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his condolence with the victims of the Orlando mass shooting and expressed his sympathies with the people of the United States and the state of Florida for the terrorist attack.

Dr. Jonathan described the gay nightclub mass shooting as “sad and despicable” in a set a tweets on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in which he recalls his time leading Nigeria and having to deal with the evil of terrorism. He added a word of prayer for the victims and their families.

Terror and Hate: Obama Speaks

United State’s President Barack Obama has condemned the Orlando mass shooting which is an act of terrorism, the worst mass shooting in US history and the worst act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York City in 2001.

“We know enough to say this was an act of terror and an act of hate,” President Obama said.

President Barack Obama said federal law enforcement officials are investigating the mass shooting at an gay nightclub in Orlando as an act of terrorism.

Obama said the shooting marked “an especially heartbreaking day for our friends who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.”

“This is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country,” he said in a brief statement from the White House on Sunday.

The shooting was also a reminder of “how easy it for someone to get their hands on a weapon,” he said, renewing his call for stricter gun control laws.

“We have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to do nothing is a decision as well,” he said.

Hattip to CNN

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