By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of Borno State that his government will do everything to protect them from the deadly Boko Haram attacks.
President Buhari, in a statement to commiserate with the people of Mubi, Adamawa State over the early morning suicide bombing by the Boko Haram Islamist sect in a mosque on Tuesday that claimed scores of lives, described the attack as cruel and dastardly.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja said, “President Buhari, while commiserating with families of the several victims, government and people of the state, assured that government would do everything required to secure the state from the deadly menace of Boko Haram.
“The President enjoined the people in the entire North-east to be more vigilant and report suspicious persons to security agencies in order to avert further attacks on soft targets by the terrorist group.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to deploy more police personnel to prevent further attacks by armed bandits in Zamfara State.
He also directed the IGP to visit the state and report back his findings about the deadly attacks.
The directives, according to the statement, followed recent killings and wanton destruction carried out by unknown gunmen on communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas of the state.
President Buhari prayed that God would console the bereaved families in the Adamawa and Zamfara incidents, heal the injured, and grant rest to the souls of the departed.