By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
President Muhmmadu Buhari has stated Saturday’s assault on a United Nations’ (UN) helicopter within the northeastern a part of the nation, killing two individuals, together with a 5 yr outdated, can be avenged.
The UN had reported that the certainly one of its Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was shot at by the Boko Haram terror group throughout an assault round Damasak in Borno State on Saturday.
The President, in an announcement issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, described the assault as cowardly, vowing that it will be repaid with a heavy consequence.
Condemning the incidence, the President stated the newest act by the phobia group was carried to camouflage its dwindling energy, assuring each the worldwide group, in addition to Nigerians, that safety of lives and property remained his administration’s prime precedence.
Within the response, President Buhari condemned “the dastardly assault on UN assist helicopter within the Northeast on Saturday by the Boko Haram terrorists.”
“This newest cowardly assault on the UN humanitarian helicopter is yet one more determined rear guard motion by the Boko Haram terrorists who’ve been below intense strain from the Nigerian army.
“Let me reassure the worldwide group and Nigerians that this newest cowardly assault on a UN helicopter which claimed the lives of two folks, together with a 5 yr outdated child, wouldn’t go with out extreme penalties.
“Boko Haram terrorists are clearly on the again foot and their rising assaults on harmless civilians, together with UN humanitarian employees, was a part of their desperation to show that they’re robust so as to cowl up their dwindling fortunes.
“The safety of foreigners and Nigerians stay the highest precedence of this administration, and we will depart no stone unturned till we remove these remorseless enemies of humanity”, the President stated.
The President additionally underscored the necessity for all humanitarian and different assist employees within the area to, always, correctly coordinate actions — air or land, with the Theatre Commander and different army authorities.