Buhari condemns Maiduguri varsity attacks

Buhari condemns Maiduguri varsity attacks
January 16 13:29 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Monday terrorist attacks at the Univetsity of Maiduguri, desribing it as cowardly and criminal.

Suicide bombers had struck again on Monday morning, killing 5 people and injuring 18, across two mosques within the school campus.

One of those killed was Professor Aliyu Mani of the Department of Vetrinerary Medicine.

The President who had on Sunday called to praise Nigerian troops in the northeast for the progress made in fighting terrorists, expressed sympathy to the University Community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State.

“President Buhari believes that this appalling attack on a revered place of worship and Ivory Tower shows that the perpetrators have no true understanding of Islam, adding that their despicable acts of terrorism are cowardly, criminal, unjustifiable and punishable before God Almighty and the laws of the land.

The President reassures communities in Borno and others in the North eastern part of the country that his administration will continue to ensure that terrorism never triumphs over peace-loving Nigerians.

He reaffirms the need for Nigerians to remain more vigilant even as the security agencies continue to use all means at their disposal to combat the remnants of  insurgents and their sponsors,” a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina read in part.

The President wished the injured victims quick recovery.