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President Buhari extends condolences to families of bomb blast victims

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with families of victims of bomb blasts at a viewing centre in Mandarari, Konduga Local Government Area of embattled Borno state, northeast Nigeria.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said in Abuja that the bomb ripped through the viewing centre on Sunday, 16 June 2019, killing more than 30 people.

The President condoled with the government and people of the state over attacks by suicide bombers.

Buhari decried 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 urged 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 commended the efforts of emergency response workers and humanitarian organisations.

He prayed that God would grant the souls of the departed eternal rest and comfort their families.

“The death toll from the attack has so far increased to 30.

“We have over 40 people injured,” Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency Management Agency, confirmed on Monday, 17 June 2019.

– APA

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