Terror victim was ‘kindness with a capital K’
THE best friend of the woman beheaded in the Nice terror attack says she was known for her kindness and “pure heart”.
Joelle Guichard said Nadine Devillers, 60 – named yesterday as the third person killed in Thursday’s church bloodbath – possessed ”kindness with a capital K”.
And as police revealed they had arrested a second accomplice of attacker Brahim Aoussaoui, Joelle disclosed how she learned that devout Catholic Nadine had died from a traumatic phone call with the late woman’s husband.
She said: “As soon as he picked up the phone, when I heard his sobs, I knew. ‘Is it her?’ I asked?”
She said he replied: “Yes it is... it’s an absolute nightmare.”
The friends grew up in Draguignan, west of Nice.
Joelle added: “Nadine had a strong and pure heart. She often went to pray for the people she loved. It was just love, this woman.”
Terror police said they arrested a 35-year-old man in northern Nice on Friday night. They now have two men in custody accused of helping Aoussaoui, 21, carry out his attack.
Tunisian Aoussaoui is under armed guard at a hospital in Nice, being treated for gunshot wounds.
French investigators now believe the horrific strike was organised from somewhere outside the country. They said the profile of the attacker, the identity of his contacts and the speed of the attack suggest that the atrocity had been planned in advance by committed jihadists.
Aoussaoui’s brother Wissem asked to see a video of the attack and added: “We are Muslims, we are against terrorism.”
French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said: “There will be other events such as these terrible attacks. We’re at war against an ideology, Islamist ideology.”
A GREEK Orthodox priest was fighting for his life yesterday being shot in Lyon, 290 miles from the scene of the Nice terror attack.
Sources say the suspect shot him with a sawn-off shotgun as he closed his church, and is at large.