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Boko Haram: Buhari reacts to death of 60 mourners in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned the heinous attack on a funeral procession in the state of Borno, which killed more than 60 people.

Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday, said the president had received assurances from the armed forces that the terrorists who committed the murders would pay a “great price” for their action.

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“The federal government is firmly committed and determined to take the necessary measures to safeguard the security of the nation. “This government is determined to end the threat of terrorism,” said Shehu, citing President Buhari.

According to the president, a vital exercise has already begun to hunt attackers with air patrols by the nation’s Air Force and ground operations by the army.

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He assured the residents of Maiduguri and the citizens who settled in camps for internally displaced persons who would receive more excellent protection against attack by the assailants.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reported that insurgents on a retaliation mission attacked the village of Badu in the Nganzai local government area in Borno and killed more than 60 people and injured 11 others.

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The president of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, who spoke about the incident on Sunday, said the insurgent had recently attacked the village of Badu, but they were rejected by villagers and members of the vigilante group.