President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that the terrorists behind the Ajata-Aboki massacre, in the Shiroro council area of Niger State, will not go unpunished.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday, by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The President, who described the attack as a direct assault on Nigeria, vowed that Nigeria will not bow to terrorists.
The terrorists had earlier attacked a mining site in Ajata – Aboki. Shiroro council area of Niger State on Wednesday, killing not less than 43 persons, including 30 soldiers, seven mobile policemen, and six civilians, and reportedly abducted several others, including Chinese nationals and locals.
President Buhari also paid tributes to the gallant men of the security forces who lost their lives in the process of fending off the attack
“We honour our security forces, and particularly those brave souls who have given their lives fighting against the evil that is terrorism. They constitute the best that
Nigeria has to offer and we remember each of them”, he said.