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Boko Haram attack in Borno is ”cowardly and murderous”– Buhari

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President Buhari has commiserated with the families of victims of the fresh attacks in Borno State, assuring them that his administration will continually frustrate the devilish operations of Boko Haram, and bring it to an end.

Members of the sect group on Sunday night February 9th, attacked travellers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in Auno town, Konduga local government area of Borno state, killing over thirty of them, abducted many others as well as destroying many properties.

In a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari condemned the attack, describing it as “murderous and cowardly”. The President said his administration is ever determined to frustrate the goal of the sect members to hold Nigeria to ransom.

“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 statement quotes the president as saying.

The President Buhari, who also condoled with the government of the state, warns “that terrorists are clearly on a back foot and their days are numbered’’.

“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,’’ President Buhari said.

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