Mubi Attack Is Cruel And Dastardly – Buhari
The President has described the early Tuesday morning suicide bombing in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State as "very cruel and dastardly".
President Buhari commiserated with families of the several victims, government and people of the state.
The government will do everything required to secure the state from the deadly menace of Boko Haram, he said in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Although Boko Haram has not claimed the attack, the President enjoined the people in the entire North-east to be more vigilant and report suspicious persons to security agencies.
At least 50 persons where killed when a young boy detonated a bomb at a mosque while worshipers prayed.
Another state that has seen waves of attacks in the past few days is Zamfara.
President Buhari has also directed the Inspector-General (IGP) of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to deploy more police personnel to prevent further attacks by armed bandits.
Noting the current moves by the IGP to review police personnel and strategy in the state, the President directed him to visit the state and report his findings.
The directives follows recent killings and wanton destruction carried out by unknown gunmen on communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas.
President Buhari prayed that God would console the bereaved families in the Adamawa and Zamfara incidents, heal the injured, and grant rest to the souls of the departed.
Wave of attacks are increasing in the northeast, where counter-terrorism operation has been on to end the activities of Boko Haram.
Mubi attack is the worse that has happened in two years, after celebrations of the communities’ liberation.
Heightened counter-terrorism operations in the community have forced terrorists out of the town with troops taking over.
But regrouped terrorists are returning to attack the community, with attention on soft targets.