Gubio Attack: Buhari Fumes, Urges Military to Extract Heavy Price from Boko Haram

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 11 – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Boko Haram’s latest brutal attack on Borno community, in which at least 69 people reportedly died.

This was revealed in a statement released by the president’s media aide, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday.

Today’s Echo reported that no fewer than 69 people lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked communities in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno state on Tuesday afternoon.

They arrived in vehicles and on motorcycles, shooting with AK-47s, razing the village and stealing 1,200 cattle and camels. A resident, a Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member and a soldier each confirmed the same account.

“As news of one of the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people emerged from the Northeast, President Muhammadu Buhari said he is deeply shocked by the brutal killing of tens of people by the Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Gubio village, Borno State,” Shehu said

according to the spokesman, the President, who was expecting a detailed briefing by the Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on the outcome of his visit to the affected communities, said the “primordial nature of the killings is particularly shocking because it happened not long after the Ramadhan and Eid, and the country is preparing to celebrate the Democracy Day.”

“In condemning the incident, President Buhari charged the armed forces to sustain their recent string of successes against the terrorists to extract a heavy price from the attackers, and bring back all those they kidnapped as well as the large number of cattle rustled.

“He also expressed the sincere condolences of the government and people of Nigeria to the bereaved families, communities and the government and people of Borno State, “Garba Shehu said

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