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President offers condolences after terrorists strike Kano and Yobe

25 February 2015, 07:58Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with families who have lost loved ones in the Tuesday suicide bombings attacks in Kano and Yobe States.

At least 27 people have been reported dead.

The President, in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, condemned the reversion by the terrorist group, Boko Haram for the bombing of soft targets in parts of Nigeria in the wake of the ongoing rapid recovery by Nigerian troops and their multinational allies of areas formerly controlled by the sect.

“The President shares the grief of all the bereaved families and is deeply saddened by the continued loss of many innocent lives at the hands of misguided and desperate fanatics who are now feeling the heat of the intense counter –insurgency operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces,” Abati said.

Also Read: Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria - army

He added that the President assured all Nigerians and the people of the North-Eastern states in particular that the days of mourning victims of incessant terrorist attacks in the country will soon be over as the tide had now turned against Boko Haram.

Jonathan also assured the people the Armed Forces, supported with new platforms, equipment and logistics provided by the Federal Government will carry the ongoing operations against the terrorists through to a successful conclusion in the shortest possible time.

He affirmed that his administration would continue to take all necessary action to guarantee the success of ongoing military operations against the terrorist group and drastically reduce its ability to take and hold territory or recruit, groom and brainwash young people to undertake suicide bombing attacks on soft targets.

- CAJ News


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