President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with families of victims of attack, assuring them that his administration would continually frustrate and bring the activities of Boko Haram to an end.
A statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja yesterday, quoted the president as condemning “murderous and cowardly” attack on innocent people by terrorists
He said: “The commitment of this administration to protect the lives of Nigerians will not be derailed by the cowardly and indiscriminate violence against innocent people by Boko Haram terrorists.”
The president, who also condoled with Borno State Government over the attack, warning that “terrorists are clearly on a back foot and their days numbered”.
He added: “As our armed forces continue to receive more hardware and intelligence to counter our current security challenges, the remnants of Boko Haram will ultimately be crushed.
“The peculiar challenges of asymmetric warfare notwithstanding, our Armed Forces are ever determined to defeat these enemies of humanity.”