Buhari condemns execution of aid workers, restates commitment to wipe out vestige of Boko Haram
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of five aid workers who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
President Buhari in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said his government will continue to do all it can to ensure that every remaining vestige of Boko Haram is wiped out completely from northeastern Nigeria.
The President’s statement comes few hours after a video surfaced online showing the execution of five persons by masked men in military camouflage, suspected to be Boko Haram fighters.
The President on Wednesday while sympathising with the families of the five aid workers pledged that the perpetrators will face the law.
President Buhari also condoled with the State Emergency Management Agency, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, and International Rescue Committee, whose staff have suffered this gruesome fate.
He thanked them for their continued dedication and service to the victims of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria and assured them that security agencies in the state will work closely with their organisations to implement measures in ensuring that suck acts do not occur again.
The President prayed for God to comfort their families for the irreplaceable loss.