President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of some Nigerian Muslim pilgrims by some gunmen in Burkina Faso.
It was learnt that the pilgrims, who were on their way to Kaolack, Senegal, came under attack, with some losing their lives.
Reacting to the development, Buhari expressed his condolences and prayed for the safety of other Nigerians stranded there.
The President spoke through his media aide, Garba Shehu, on Monday.
According to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Nigerian Embassy in Burkina Faso, is engaging with the Burkinabe authorities and awaits the result of their investigation of the unfortunate incident and, if necessary, to make sure that all culprits are appropriately sanctioned.
He added that the Federal Government of Nigeria would make every effort to secure the mortal remains of the deceased and the survivors of the attack.