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Madagali blasts: A desparate last act by terrorists, says President Buhari

 President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of the twin bomb blasts in the town of Madagali, Adamawa State which claimed some lives and injured several others on Friday.
The President also condoled with the Government and people of the state over the unfortunate incident, assuring them that they are not alone as the rest of the nation mourns this grave loss with them.
President Buhari, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) restated that “putting an end to this senseless loss of innocent lives remains a top priority of this administration” adding that, “over the past few weeks, the Nigerian military have made significant advancements in an offensive aimed at slamming the final nail in the coffin of Boko Haram.”
According to him, “This latest attack is obviously an act of desperation, but the Nigerian military will neither be distracted nor relent.”
President Buhari used the opportunity to urge Nigerians to be more vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to the nearest security and law enforcement agency.
“The battle against terrorism is a joint effort involving all citizens, both government and governed. Together, Nigerians can and will defeat the evil that is Boko Haram,” he declared.
The President prayed that God will comfort the bereaved families in a way that only He can, while wishing the injured speedy recovery.
Twin bomb-explosions had hit a crowded market in Madagali, a town in Adamawa State in North-East Nigeria.
According to a rescue worker drafted to the scene, the explosions occurred on Friday morning in a town that is close to Sambisa Forest.
Security personnel have cordoned the scene of the explosions while officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other health workers have evacuated victims to hospitals.
While the level of casualties is yet to be officially confirmed, it was gathered that Nigerian troops have in recent weeks invaded various parts of the dreaded Sambisa Forest used by Boko Haram terrorists as their major hideouts for their trainings and camping.
In the ongoing operation Lafiya Dole of the military, many armed terrorists have been killed while captives and abductees, especially women and children have been rescued.
Madagali town was seized by Boko Haram in August 2014 but was recaptured by Nigerian troops in March 12, 2015.

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