- Nigeria's President Buhari has strongly criticised the latest attack by militants that left no fewer than 70 dead
- The president expressed shock in a statement by his media aide at the large-scale of innocent people that were killed in Niger Republic
- Buhari sympathised with the government, the people, and families of the victims
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, January 3, reacted to the latest round of attacks by militants in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali.
In a report by P.M News, the president expressed shock that 70 innocent people were killed in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
Buhari was quoted as saying that the incident was another clarion call for united action against terrorism by African leaders.
While condemning the killing of 70 people, President Buhari noted that security challenges were on account of the evil campaign of indiscriminate violence by terrorists in the Sahel.
According to the president, only united action can defeat the enemies of humanity as terrorism can spread anytime if steps are not taken.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some innocent Nigerian travellers including infants lost their lives in the hands of bandits in Zankoro village along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway on Sunday, January 3.
Also, no fewer than 11 people were kidnapped by the bandits on the same day at Dan Kungi village in the Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
Chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Progressives Union, Salisu Haruna, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, January 4.
In a related development, a new Boko Haram settlement in Mana Waji in Borno state has been destroyed by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Several insurgents were also neutralised during the operation. According to a statement issued on Saturday, January 2, by the coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major-General, John Enenche, the settlement came under heavy fire on January 1.
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