Herdsmen allegedly invade community near Jalingo

Armed Fulani Herdsmen
  • Buhari condemns bombings in Borno

Suspected herdsmen have invaded a community on the outskirts of Jalingo, Taraba State.

The incident occurred in Janibanibu village on Monday evening forcing residents to scamper for safety.

Witnesses say there were shootings and heavy smoke for no less than 30 minutes until the military came to the rescue.

Similarly, about 30 persons were reportedly killed and 40 others injured on Sunday, in multiple bomb blasts that rocked a football viewing center in Mandarari, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

The bombing is suspected to have been perpetrated by the Boko Haram.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the bombings on a football viewing center in Borno State

However, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday condemned the attacks and condoled with the families of the victims and the Borno State Government.

In a statement, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Presidency, Femi Adesina, said:

“President Buhari decries the heinous acts, stressing that perpetrators of evil acts have judgment awaiting them, not only from man, via the long arms of the law, but also from God Almighty.

“He urges security agents to sustain surveillance in all theatres of security challenges in the country, taking into consideration the unconventional methods deployed by terrorists to harm innocent and unsuspecting victims.

“The President commends the efforts of emergency response workers and humanitarian organizations.

“He prays that God will grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort their families.”

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