SWITZERLAND, JUNE 18 – President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of victims of recent attacks across Northern Nigeria, promising to find perpetrators and bring them to justice.
According to Buhari, the military is setting up Forward Operating Bases(FOBs) close to the affected communities to stop future attacks.
Last weekend a suicide bomb attack by Boko Haram on a football viewing centre in Konduga, Borno State killed dozens of people. Several people also died in militant attacks in Zamfara, Sokoto and Taraba States.
“I commiserate with the families of the victims of yesterday’s Viewing Center bomb blasts in Mandarari, Konduga LGA of Borno State. My deepest condolences to all those affected,” Buhari wrote on Monday, via his Twitter handle.
“We will ensure that the perpetrators are found and brought to justice, and we will also continue to give our law enforcement agencies all the support and resources they require to prevent these attacks and keep our communities safe,” he continued.
“Condolences also to the families of the victims of the killings and destruction of property in Sokoto and Zamfara States. We are taking this issue of the infiltration of bandits very seriously, and, more than ever before we’re collaborating with the State Governments.
In recent times we have established new Forward Operating Bases in vulnerable communities. We’re now set to launch more FOBs. We will scale up military operations while the States support with logistics and local intelligence. Together we will defeat these bandits and criminals,” the president said.