President Buhari while speaking on Sunday July 5 2020, through his media aide Mallam Garba shehu, said his administration will use his power to protect foreign nationals in Nigeria, oyogist.com reports.
The attack occurred on Saturday July 4 2020, whereby the United Nations helicopter was shot at, and disabled by the insurgents. Also an innocent young 5 year old boy was killed during the gunfire battle.
According to the President’s statement he said, this latest cowardly attack on the UN humanitarian helicopter is yet another desperate rear guard action by the Boko Haram terrorists, who have been under intense pressure from the Nigerian military.
“Let me reassure the international community and Nigerians that this latest cowardly attack on a UN helicopter which claimed the lives of two people, including a five year old baby, would not go without severe consequences.
“Boko Haram terrorists are clearly on the back foot and their increasing attacks on innocent civilians, including UN humanitarian workers, was part of their desperation to prove that they are strong in order to cover up their dwindling fortunes.
President Buhari hereby pledges more support for the Nigerians troops in the course of discharging their duties.