Borno Attack: Tinubu Reacts, Vows To Deal With Perpetrators

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condemned the bomb attacks, which led to the loss of lives and the maiming of other citizens in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

In a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President described the attacks as desperate acts of terror and a clear manifestation of the pressure mounted against terrorists and the success achieved in degrading their capacity to launch offensives.

Recall that a deadly bomb attack killed at least 18 persons and injured many others on Saturday at a wedding ceremony in Tashan Mararaba, Gwoza town, Borno State.

A security analyst and counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, told newsmen that the bomber, later identified as a young lady in her early twenties, detonated her explosive device in the middle of the gathering, causing chaos and destruction.

It was gathered that the victims, who were all civilians, were returning from a wedding celebration when the attack occurred near a busy motorpark.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to rescue those injured and transport them to the hospitals in Gwoza.

The Borno bomb attack is the first in years since Boko Haram began bombing raids across the country in 2009.

One of such raids was the bombing of the United Nations building in 2010 and the busy Nyanya motor park both in Abuja, in 2014.

Reacting to the bombing, the President declared that the purveyors of violence will be punished and that the cowardly attacks are only an isolated episode as his government will not allow the nation to slither into an era of fear, tears, sorrow, and blood.

The statement added, “The President stated that his administration is taking necessary measures to secure citizens, emphasizing that efforts will be redoubled to ensure that those who trouble the nation, dispatching precious lives, and disrupting law and order are completely removed.

“President Tinubu condoles with the victims of the attacks, the families of the deceased, as well as the government and people of Borno State.”


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