President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a massive crackdown on terrorists after the insurgents massacre 60 mourners during a funeral procession in Borno State.
The President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja, said the President had received assurances from the armed forces that the terrorists who committed the killings will pay a “big price” for their action.
He said the Federal Government is firmly and resolutely committed to taking necessary measures to safeguard the nation’s security.
President Buhari maintained that his administration is determined to end the menace of terrorism. According to the president, already a major exercise has begun to hunt the attackers with air patrols by the nation’s Air Force and ground operations by the army.
He assured the residents of Maiduguri and the citizens settled in IDP camps that they will receive increased protection from further attacks by the terrorist.
Insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno and killed over 60 persons and wounded 11 others.