The newly-elected President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the latest Boko Haram’s blow delivered to Maiduguri, Borno state, by condemning the sect’s actions and vowing to tackle terrorism.
The statement was signed by Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s assistant on media.
In the statement, President Buhari extended his condolences to the families of the victims. He asserted that his administration “will not tolerate wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy.”
The president says that, in his bid to fulfil his obligations as the commander-in-chief to protect Nigerians, he will use all available resources to curb terrorism on the Nigerian soil.
President Buhari described the terrorists as “cowardly murderers that target innocent people” and called local communities to continue their vigilante activities.
He assured of his administration’s determination to boost the morale among the Nigerian soldiers by effectively funding them and attending to their welfare.
Immediately after he was sworn in as Nigeria’s president yesterday, Buhari announced the plan to relocate the army headquarters to the epicentre of Boko Haram reign – Maiduguri, Borno state capital. As if in response, the sect has attacked Maiduguri in the early hours of Saturday, May 30, killing seven people and injuring dozens.