Buhari mourns victims of terrorists killings in Borno, Katsina

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday joined millions of Nigerians in mourning victims of terrorist’s massacre in Borno and Katsina state. The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,

 Remarked: “today, Nigeria is in mourning for the senseless loss of lives seen in Borno State and Katsina State over the last 48 hours.” According to the statement, “President Muhammadu Buhari holds the victims in his thoughts and his prayers.”

He assured that the perpetrators will be brought to justice–and they are running scared.

The statement disclosed that 56,000 Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists have surrendered to the authorities in one year and still counting.

The President maintained: “that these terrorists and bandits have been reduced to scavenging from our artisanal miners and farmers for survival is evidence that they are backed into a corner.

“This will be small comfort to the family members and loved ones of those murdered this week. But it is in times like these that we must be at our strongest.”

He stated that, “now, more than ever Nigerians must come together, in proud defiance of those who would seek through terror and violence to divide us along religious, political or ethnic lines.

“And so while we are in mourning for those we have lost, let us face these cowards already fading in strength, number and willpower as one.

“Let us show them that Nigerians will not be swayed by terror. Let us show them that Nigerians will not be divided. Let us show them we will not be defeated.”