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Buhari Condoles Chad, Borno
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences to the people of Chad after the twin suicide bombings in N’Djamena that left 23 people dead and over 100 injured on Monday. The attack, according to the country’s police, was carried out by Boko Haram insurgents.
“Chad has been on the frontline of the regional fight against the Boko Haram terrorists,” Buhari said in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. “They have stood by us through the worst and most difficult times of the challenges we have faced with terrorism. You also have our support during this difficult time.”
According to Shehu, the President called his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby, around 5:30pm on Wednesday and expressed regret that the insurgents had taken their attacks outside the country.
The President also condoled the people and government of Borno State over the loss of over 60 lives caused by abandoned explosives in Monguno town.
While condoling the people of the state, the President assured that it was only a matter of time before the insurgency ravaging the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, becomes history. “Crushing Boko Haram will remain a priority of my government,” the President assured.