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President Muhammadu Buhari vows to obliterate terrorists after 43 people killed in northcentral Nigeria

‘This atrocity only serves to further strengthen us against them,’ says president

Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu   | 02.07.2022
President Muhammadu Buhari vows to obliterate terrorists after 43 people killed in northcentral Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday that the fight against terrorism continues following a deadly attack in the northcentral town of Shiroro in Niger State.

"We honour our security forces, and particularly those brave souls who have given their lives fighting against the evil that is terrorism. They constitute the best that Nigeria has to offer and we remember each of them,” Buhari said through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. “We say it again that we have reduced Boko Haram to a shell of its former self. But terrorists are parasites. They thrive when the world is suffering.”

Terrorists kidnapped four Chinese nationals Thursday and killed 43 people, including soldiers.

“This atrocity only serves to further strengthen us against them. Nigeria is united in obliterating these demons,” he said. “As always, their goal is the same: to sow fear and division amongst us. We will not let them.”


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