President Muhammadu Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri Mosque

The newly-appointed President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Boko Haram’s latest blow delivered to Maiduguri, Borno state, by condemning the sect’s actions and vowing to tackle terrorism.

In a statement, signed by President Buhari’s assistant on media, Garba Shehu, President Buhari extended his condolences to the families of the victims. He asserted that his administration “will not tolerate wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy.”

 It was reported that a suicide bomber, yesterday, sneaked into a mosque along Ali Kotoko Road, near Monday Market in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, leaving 26 dead and 28 critically injured, after detonating a bomb inside the area. The incident took place at about 3:45pm when Muslim faithful gathered to perform their afternoon prayer.