Buhari Charges Armed Forces To Extract Heavy Price From Insurgency Attackers
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the armed forces to extract a heavy price from the attackers on the ongoing killings in the northwest and northeast zones of the country and bring back all those they kidnapped as well as the large number of cattle rustled.
The president, who condemned the incident in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said he was “deeply shocked” by the news of one of the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people that emerged from the these zones.
Buhari, who was expecting a detailed briefing from Governor Babagana Zulum on the outcome of his visit to the affected communities, said the “primordial nature of the killings is particularly shocking because it happened not long after the Ramadan and eid and the country is preparing to celebrate the Democracy Day.
Also, the House of Representatives has urged the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to provide needed support to Borno villages where insurgents killed about 96 people in reprisal attack.
This followed resolution of a motion sponsored by Usman Zannah (APC, Borno) at plenary yesterday.
He recalled that the insurgents had earlier attacked the villages in a bid to rustle their cattle but faced resistance from the villagers.
“Pained by the villagers’ resistance, the insurgents regrouped and invaded the villages in a reprisal attacks resulting in the mass killing of people,” he said