Muhammadu Buhari expressing shock on death in borno

Breaking: Buhari Expresses Shock as Death Toll in Borno Attack Hits 81

Omololu Ogunmade, Kingsley Nwezeh, Udora Orizu in Abuja, Micheal Olugbode in Maiduguri and Francis Sardauna in Katsina.

President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday expressed shock over Tuesday’s deadly terror attack on a village in Borno State, whose death toll has now risen to 81.

The attacked village, Foduma Kolomaiya, which is about 11 kilometres away from Gazaure town of Gubio Local Government Area of the state, is not near any major highway.

Residents of the village told the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, during a visit to the scene of the attack that the number of those killed had risen from the initial 70 to 81.

Also, in the president’s home state of Katsina, some 66 people were killed when bandits attacked some communities in Faskari Local Government Area.

The Nigerian Army, which regretted the attacks on communities in the two states, has vowed to apprehend and neutralise them.

In a statement yesterday by presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president said he was appalled by the brutal killings of scores of people by the Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Gubio village of Borno State.

He described the attack as one of the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people from the North-east.

The statement said the president was awaiting a detailed briefing on the incident from Zulum, based on the outcome of his visit to the affected communities.