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Buhari bemoans influx of weapons, condemns Ebonyi, Anambra attacks

Buhari bemoans influx of weapons, condemns Ebonyi, Anambra attacks

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday, bemoaned the influx of illegal weapons into the country as he condemned recent attacks in Ebonyi and Anambra States.

The President’s position was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘Perpetrators won’t be spared, President Buhari condemns armed attacks in Ebonyi, Anambra’.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemns the dastardly attack on Monday night in three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

“The affected communities are Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities.

“The President has directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the attackers and make them face justice, stressing that the perpetrators of this ‘heinous attack’ should not be spared.

“The President extends his deepest sympathies to families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to every member of the communities in Ebonyi State traumatised by these despicable acts of wickedness.”

Shehu said the President had also sent a message of sympathy to a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, who survived an attack by gunmen in Aguata LGA of Anambra State as he consulted with people on his political aspiration. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“Expressing concern at the influx of illegal weapons, President Buhari reassures Nigerians that ongoing efforts which had led to the record recovery of illegal weapons and arrests of a large number of arms suppliers would be intensified,” Shehu said.

The presidential aide also quoted Buhari as promising to continue to empower security agencies in the fight against against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping.

“I strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack on an outstanding Nigerian, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.

“Our prayers are with him and the families of the security operatives who lost their lives trying to defend innocent citizens assembled for a peaceful meeting.

“We will continue to empower the police and the armed forces in their brave struggle against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping,” the President was quoted as saying.

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