President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the president and people of the Republic of Chad and Borno residents following recent attacks by deadly Boko Haram sect.
It should be noted that twin suicide bombings occurred in N'Djamena on June 14, killing at least 23 people and left more than 100 injured.
More than 60 Nigerians were killed from explosion activated by abandoned explosives in Monguno town.
According to Garba Shehu, the presidential media aide, Buhari expressed his sympathies in a telephone call to President Idriss Deby, at 5:30pm on Wednesday, June 17.
The president said: “Chad has been in the frontline of the regional fight against the Boko Haram terrorists. They have stood by us through the worst and most difficult times of the challenges we have faced with terrorism. You also have our support during this difficult time.”
Buhari added that it was sad and disgraceful that the insurgents had extended their cruel cowardice to the neighbouring country, but expressed hope that it was only a matter of time before the terrorists would be crushed and dealt with.
Nigeria’s leader assured the people of Borno state of the commitment of his government to degrade the insurgency which had required the relocation of the command centre of the military to its epicentre.
“Crushing Boko Haram will remain a priority of my government,” President Buhari concluded.
After taking office at the end of May, Buhari renewed his commitment to end the deadly insurgency and said the military would be relocated from capital Abuja to Maiduguri until the fight against Boko Haram is over.