- Nigerians have been assured of a speedy rescue of victims of the attack on Shiroro mining site by some terrorists
- The assurance was given to citizens by the president who said that his administration would make every effort to ensure their release
- The president also condemned the killing of soldiers and other security personnel at the site by the terrorists
The recent attack that led to the killing of many including soldiers of the Nigerian military has caused a stir among top leaders of the country including the president.
Reacting to the incident, President Muhamamdu Buhari said that his administration would do everything possible to ensure that the victims of the attack on the mining site in the Shiroro local government area of Niger state are rescued safely.
In a statement released by Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson said that the attack on the mining site is a direct assault on Nigeria.
Shehu in the statement noted that the president paid tributes to the military officials who paid the supreme price while trying to repel the attack.
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Noting that their effort will not be in vain, President Buhari assured that the attackers would be apprehended and will not go unpunished.
“Sadly, Nigeria’s fight against terrorism continues. It is a battle that is taking its toll on all of us. But we shall not relent, nor shall we surrender.
“We say it again that we have reduced Boko Haram to a shell of its former self. But terrorists are parasites. They thrive when the world is suffering.
“Instead let us pray for the families and loved ones of those who sacrificed their lives in the fight against evil, and let us pray for the safe and speedy return of those abducted.
"We will do everything possible to ensure their return."
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