Buhari arrives Maiduguri to condole with the people and government of Borno state over attack on commuters by Boko Haram



President has landed in , the capital, from , Ethiopia, to pay a sympathy visit to the government and people of the State, following the recent horrific incident in which terrorists killed several travellers. left Abuja last Friday to attend the Thirty-third (33rd) Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa.

He was scheduled to return today. According to a tweet by his media aide, , the president is “paying a sympathy visit to the government and people of Borno following the recent horrific incident in which killed several travellers”

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The President Buhari, who also condoled with the government of the state, warned “that terrorists are clearly on a back foot and their days are numbered’’. “As our armed forces continue to receive more hardware and intelligence to counter our current security challenges, the remnants of Boko Haram will ultimately be crushed.

The peculiar challenges of asymmetric warfare notwithstanding, our armed forces are ever determined to defeat these enemies of humanity,’’ President Buhari said. Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday night killed 30 passengers from dozens of travellers that were forced to pass the night in Auno, a community 25 kilometres away from Maiduguri. Some of the victims, including a mother and an infant, were reportedly burnt beyond recognition by a fire from a petrol tanker set ablaze by the terrorists.