President Muhammadu Buhari in a swift reaction to the early morning Maiduguri bomb blast on Wednesday said he was disheartened by the news, adding that the incident had further strengthened his administration’s resolve to completely neutralise Boko Haram.
Buhari, who stated this in a message on his twitter handle, @MBuhari, describes the attack as a cowardly on soft targets.
While sending his condolences to the families of the victims, the President said he was disheartened by the news of the blast.
He said, “I am disheartened by the news of the bomb blast in Maiduguri. My condolences to the families of the victims, and the Borno State Government.
“Unable to hold territory, the severely degraded terrorist group now occasionally resorts to cowardly attacks on soft targets.
“I commend our military for their unflagging efforts. This attack has further strengthened our resolve to completely neutralize Boko Haram.”