The near-simultaneous attacks carried out by eight gunmen and suicide bombers in the French capital, targeted bars, restaurants, a concert and international friendly between the French and German national teams at the Stade de France.
In a statement on Saturday issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari extended his heartfelt sympathy to President Francois Hollande and the people of France on the Paris attacks, which claimed 130 lives and left 180 others injured.
President Buhari also extended sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the unfortunate victims of the callous attacks.
He condemned the barbaric attacks which he said constituted an unacceptable affront to all human values and civilized norms.
According to Buhari, as a country which has been at the receiving end of terrorist attacks, Nigeria stands in full solidarity with the government and people of France as they mourn those who have lost their lives in the attacks on Paris.
President Buhari also called on all peace-loving nations of the world, to intensify ongoing multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at tackling the problem of international terrorism.
The Paris attacks, described by President Hollande as an “act of war” against France, has been claimed by Islamic State (IS) militant group.