Osinbajo says the attack reinforces the need for the global community to act with greater vigour to overcome the extremist ideologies – Six people were confirmed dead in the attack and 48 were injured Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the terror attack on London Bridge, the United Kingdom, describing it as the the sickening atrocity perpetrated by a misguided and cowardly group of terrorists.
The acting president, in a statement issued by his senior special assistant, Mr Laolu Akande, condoled the families of the victims of the attack, Vanguard reports. The statement read: “Prof Osinbajo states that Nigeria stands with the government and people of the United Kingdom and extend our condolences to the families of the victims. Osinbajo said that the attack in the U K “reinforces the need for the global community to act with greater vigour to overcome the extremist ideologies which underpin terrorism”.
According to The Sun UK, the attack was carried out by the extremist around 10 pm UK time. The terrorists reportedly drove the van through people before stepping out to stab some of their victims with knives. According to police reports, the three terrorists tried to gain access into a pub but the staff locked it very quickly.
The attackers wore fake bomb vests but were all gunned down by the police within eight minutes after their arrival.