PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to wipe out every remaining vestige of Boko Haram from northeastern Nigeria.
The President also condemned the recent murder of five staff of humanitarian agencies in Borno State, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists a month ago.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Wednesday, President Buhari said he would ensure that the perpetrators of the atrocity face the law.
The Islamic extremists released a video showing them slaying five aid workers who were abducted an abduction that came around the same time that a Boko Haram splinter group said it would begin targeting Nigerians who work for international aid groups as well as those who help the military.
According to the statement, “President Buhari sympathises with the families of the five aid workers, while praying that God will comfort them for their irreplaceable loss.
“He assures them that his government will continue to do all it can to ensure that every remaining vestige of Boko Haram is wiped out completely from northeastern Nigeria and that the perpetrators of this atrocity face the law.
“President Buhari also condoles with the State Emergency Management Agency, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, and International Rescue Committee, whose staff have suffered this gruesome fate.
“He thanks them for their continued dedication and service to the victims of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. He assures them that security agencies in the state will work closely with their organisations to implement measures to ensure that no such kidnapping of staff occurs again.”