The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, condemned the ambush on the entourage of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, which led to the death of security officials and some operatives of Civilian – JTF.
He advised the state government to remain firm in their determination to restore normalcy to all communities liberated from Boko Haram terrorists despite the attack.
Buhari’s position was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari condemns attack on Governor Zulum’s convoy, mourns security men.”
Shehu quoted the President as describing the attack on the Maiduguri Baga route as an orchestrated sabotage against the long planned return of displaced persons to their local communities.
The statement read, “President Buhari notes, with deep sympathy, the loss of lives of security men on the convoy, ahead of the return of Internally Displaced Persons, commiserating with their families and loved ones.
“The President advises the government of Borno State, working with security and intelligence agencies, to remain firm in their determination to restore normalcy to all communities liberated from Boko Haram terrorists .