Following drone attacks yesterday on the refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq in Saudi Arabia, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the country’s stand with the Kingdom.
This he made known in a statement this evening through his Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
“We in Nigeria once experienced attacks on our own oil facilities. Those who sought, by doing so, to undermine governments of the day did not succeed then – nor at any time.
“The identities of those who sent the drones to attack the Saudi refineries, and from where, may not yet be known.
“Still, these attacks similarly represent economic warfare aimed at damaging a government, but, in reality, always and only damaging innocent citizens’ livelihoods: those with no place, nor cause, to be harmed,” the President said.
“The attackers of Saudi Arabia will win no friends in the international community for their actions – whoever they may be, and however certain they be in their cause,” the Nigerian leader added.