Resident Muhamadu Buhari
Resident Muhamadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on a funeral procession in Borno state, which caused the deaths of over sixty mourners.

The President’s Spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement said the Buhari had received assurances from the armed forces that the terrorists who committed the killings would pay a “big price” for their action.

According to the President, already a major exercise has begun to hunt the attackers with air patrols by the nation’s Air Force and ground operations by the army.

He assured the residents of Maiduguri and the citizens settled in internal displaced Persons, IDP camps that they would receive increased protection from further attacks by the assailants.

The Chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama said the insurgent had recently attacked Badu village but they were repelled by the villagers and members of the vigilante group.