I’m concerned about unknown gunmen’s atrocities in South-East: Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “barbaric and condemnable” the violent attack on the convoy of Ifeanyi Ubah, the senator representing the Anambra South district.
While the senator survived the attack unhurt, the assailants killed several aides, including security details.
The president condemned the attack in a statement by his media aide Garba Shehu on Wednesday.
“We are deeply concerned about the activities of armed groups in the region and in other parts of the country. We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the response to the worrisome situation by the police, the military and other security agencies,” said Mr Buhari.
He added, “The nation has lost four brave policemen and other aides of the senator. On behalf of the government and the people, I pay homage to these security men and the aides who were brutally murdered.”
The president stated that his regime’s “thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.”
He prayed for the quick recovery of the senator and those injured.
Mr Buhari also prayed for the early return of peace and security in Anambra and all other areas.
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