President Mahama, World leaders outraged as 129 killed in Paris

President John Dramani Mahama has condemned the terrorist attacks across Paris and expressed his condolences to President Francois Hollande and the people of France.

A statement issued from the Flagstaff House copied to the French Embassy in Accra, said President Mahama, described as horrific the attack on innocent civilians in Paris, which claimed over 120 lives.

“On behalf of the people of Ghana, I send to the families of the victims of these despicable attacks, our condolences. May those who survived be comforted and healed. Ghana stands by grieving France in this time of difficulty”, President Mahama stated.

The statement said “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is working with the Ghana Embassy in Paris to update Government on further developments and also work with the French Authorities to ensure the safety of Ghanaians in France.”

Meanwhile, other world leaders have been reacting to the attacks.

US President Barack Obama: “Outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced “the despicable terrorist attacks” and extended “his deepest condolences to the families of the victims”.

French President Francois Hollande: “Faced with dread, there is a nation who knows to defend himself, known to mobilize its forces and, once again, will defeat terrorists.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron: “Deeply shocked… Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “I was deeply shocked…”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “News from Paris is anguishing and dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with people of France in this tragic hour.”

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed “strong outrage and condemnation” and said Beijing firmly opposes all forms of terrorism.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: “I am deeply shocked by the events in Paris. We stand in full solidarity with the people of France.”

The deadly and brazen terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night killed 129 people and wounded 352.

Citizens of at least 15 countries are among the dead.

The deadliest single attack occurred at the Bataclan concert venue, where gunmen opened fire on a crowd watching US band Eagles of Death Metal perform, massacring at least 89.

By Times Reporter

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