President Muhammadu Buhari says the attack on Madagali in Adamawa state by Boko Haram is a desperate act, expressing confidence that the military’s is about to “slam” the final nail in the coffin of the insurgents.
In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, quoted Buhari to have said this while condoling with the affected families and the Adamawa state government.
“This latest attack is obviously an act of desperation, but the Nigerian military will neither be distracted nor relent,” the statement read.
“Putting an end to this senseless loss of innocent lives remains a top priority of this administration.
“Over the past few weeks, the Nigerian military have made significant advancements in an offensive aimed at slamming the final nail in the coffin of Boko Haram.
“The battle against terrorism is a joint effort involving all citizens, both government and governed. Together, Nigerians can and will defeat the evil that is Boko Haram.”
Buhari further urged Nigerians to be more vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the nearest security and law enforcement agency.