JUST IN: President Buhari calls Jonathan over gunmen attack in Otuoke

JUST IN: President Buhari calls Jonathan over gunmen attack in Otuoke

- President Muhammadu Buhari has called his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on phone

- Buhari called Jonathan to sympathise with him over the attack on his Otuoke country home in Bayelsa state

- In the telephone conversation, Buhari expressed sadness over the attack

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, December 24, put a phone call through to his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to sympathise with him over the attack on his Otuoke country home in Bayelsa state.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari reassured Jonathan of his safety and security as well as those of all Nigerians, remain the preoccupation of his administration.

The statement also commiserated with the families of the dead soldier and the injured during the attack.

JUST IN: President Buhari calls Jonathan over gunmen attack in Otuoke

President Buhari and Ex-President Jonathan have had a chummy relationship in recent times. Photo credit: Aso Rock
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In the telephone conversation, Buhari expressed sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack.”

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“President Buhari assured that the protection of the life of the former leader and all citizens of the country will continue to be the major preoccupation of his administration,” the statement said.

Jonathan had earlier reacted to the attack in a statement released to the media by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze.

The former president condemned the attack and urged security authorities to swing into action to bring the culprits to book.

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