President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Kano and Adamawa states, Northern Nigeria.
Jonathan also condemned the kidnap of the traditional Ruler of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon.
In a statement signed by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, the President described the attacks as shocking, callous and reprehensible.
He commiserated with the families of all those who lost their loved ones in the Kano and Adamawa attacks and wished the injured speedy recovery.
President Jonathan further condemned the deployment of women as suicide bombers.
"It represents a new low in the inhuman campaign by terrorists and an expression of utter disregard for the dignity of the female gender as well as a wicked exploitation of the girl-child."
"He welcomes the recent resolve by the Defence Ministers of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Benin and Niger to further strengthen existing partnerships in order to forestall the desperate attempt by misguided elements to turn the sub-region into a battleground for terrorism and radical extremism," the statement read.
President Jonathan urged security forces to remain resolute in their efforts.
"…With the continued cooperation between Nigeria’s security forces and their counterparts in neighbouring countries, the war against terror will surely be won."