Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned in the strongest terms the latest terror attacks in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
In a statement personally signed by him, President Muhammadu Buhari said, “These cowardly attacks expose the real face of the planners and perpetrators of these crimes.
“What quarrel do they have with the good people of Nyanya motor park? What issue do they have with innocent people in market places in Maiduguri, Yola and Kuje?
“It is clear this battle is not ideological. It is between the forces of peace and order and the evil forces of murder and destruction.
“Security forces and other local authorities have been instructed to maintain extra vigilance to forestall future attacks. The Armed Forces have been empowered to crush what remains of Boko Haram.
“This government is determined to stamp out Boko Haram and all other terrorists of whatever persuasions and bring all sponsors to justice.”
The President also condoled with the families of the dead and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
The attacks in Maiduguri, Yola and Abuja were apparently timed to coincide with the commemoration of Nigeria’s 55th year of Independence.