Ali Sonboly was an Afghan National who launched his killing spree in Munich, three days ago.
Nine persons died in the attack.
He was 18 years old. After the attacks, he turned the gun on himself and shot himself.
Ongoing investigations reveal that Ali’s principal victims were youngsters of “Turkish and Arab” origin.
It also appeared his targets were carefully selected because Turks an Arabs bullied him at school.
According to police reports, Ali, had set up a fake Facebook account using the identity of a pretty teenage girl.
Using the name “Selina Akim”, Sonboly posted a message hours before the attack saying: “Come today at four o’clock to McDonald’s.
I am giving away anything you want as long as it’s not too expensive.”
His unsuspecting victims thronged the venue and met their waterloo.
The killings sent shockwaves across the globe as many governments sympathized with Germany on the terror attack.
President Buhari also lent his voice to the attack. He “Expressed deep shock and horror at the shootings which recently rocked Munich, Germany.”
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President extended his condolences to Germany.
“On behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari sends his most sincere condolences to the families and friends of victims of the barbaric act.”
“It is quite unfortunate and inconceivable that the forces of evil do not relent on their activities.
“I express confidence that with the unanimity of purpose from all forces around the world, the workers and perpetrators of these evil acts will not prevail.
“The President also assures the people of Germany that Nigerians as a people are standing with them at this time.
“We are ready to assist in any way to defeat the planners and executors of such crimes,” President Buhari said.
The German Chancellor, Angella Merkel, response to President Buhari’s offer so far is this: pin drop silence!