The newly-appointed 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
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
He assured of his administration’s determination to boost the morale
among the Nigerian soldiers by effectively funding them and attending to
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.