About 60 people who were part of a funeral procession in Maiduguri, Borno State, were killed by members of the Boko Haram sect.
President Muhammadu Buhari condemned this act and vowed to eliminate the terrorist group in a statement made public to newsmen in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
Mallam Shehu declared that the president and his administration will put an end to the religious sect and their senseless killings in the country.
He said: "The Federal Government is firmly and resolutely committed to taking all necessary measures to safeguard the nation’s security. This administration is determined to end the menace of terrorism.”
The Boko Haram insurgency has reportedly decreased by 67 percent under the administration of Buhari but the threats have yet to be completely eradicated. To that effect, the president has commanded the deployment of more military personnel to the IDP camp in Maiduguri to ensure the safety of the citizens there.
The Nigerian Army and Air Force have vowed to hunt down the insurgents with airstrikes and ground patrols. Last week, the military offered amnesty to the members of the Boko Haram sect that were ready to drop their arms and surrender, but with the latest killings, that option seems to have been declared closed.