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Buhari orders troops to bring back kidnapped Nigerians 

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Following the recent killing of innocent villagers by members of Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP), President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the military to go after the masterminds of the massacre in Gubio, Borno State.

The President ordered the armed forces to bring back those kidnapped and the cattle rustled by the terrorists.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President commiserated with the people of Borno State, especially those who lost loved ones to the massacre.

The statement quoted the President as saying: “As news of one the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people emerged from the Northeast, President Muhammadu Buhari said he is deeply shocked by the brutal killing of tens of people by the Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Gubio village, Borno State.

“The President, who was expecting a detailed briefing by the Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on the outcome of his visit to the affected communities, said the ‘primordial nature of the killings is particularly shocking because it happened not long after the Ramadhan and Eid, and the country is preparing to celebrate the Democracy Day.

“In condemning the incident, President Buhari charged the armed forces to sustain their recent string of successes against the terrorists to extract a heavy price from the attackers, and bring back all those they kidnapped as well as the large number of cattle rustled.

“He also expressed the sincere condolences of the government and people of Nigeria to the bereaved families, communities and the government and people of Borno State.”

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