President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
In a statement by the head of his media team, Garba Shehu, the President warned that his administration won’t tolerate wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy. He said his administration meant business in its determination to tackle terrorism with all the resources available to his government.
Describing terrorists as cowardly murderers that target innocent people, Buhari explained that as the Commander-in-Chief, he has sworn to protect the security of Nigerians everywhere.
The President, while calling for increased vigilance by local communities, assured that his administration would give security close attention, and that his government was committed to boosting the morale of the armed forces by effectively funding them and attending to their welfare.
He condoled the families of the victims of the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri and assured them that the worst days of the criminal elements will be over soon.
His statement was in reaction to a Suicide bomber who sneaked into a mosque along Ali Kotoko road, near Maiduguri Monday Market leaving 26 dead with 28 injured.
The incident took place at about 3:45pm when Muslim faithful were performing their Laasar prayers.
Unconfirmed report said that apart from the explosion in the mosque, another explosion rocked the Monday Market area.