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Atiku Former Vice President condemns Maiduguri blasts

About 40 people died in a deadly mosque attack in the city on Thursday, October 15, while another 22 are feared to have lost their lives in a second incident today, 16.

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the recent bomb blasts which have hit Maiduguri, Borno State.

About 40 people died in a deadly mosque attack in the city on Thursday, October 15, while another 22 are feared to have lost their lives in a second incident today, 16.

Atiku shared his sentiments on the issue via a post on his Facebook page today.

It reads:

“The ongoing situation in Maiduguri (Borno) is a desperate and heartbreaking one, and makes even more urgent the need to crush the insurgency. My heart goes out to the people of Maiduguri.”

“We know that the terrorist offensive is because they have been pressured on many sides.”

“My support and prayers are with our people in Borno and North East, as we navigate this difficult period towards bringing back peace to the North East.”

The attacks are believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram which has terrorized the region for years.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s military to wipe out the sect and end the insurgency by December 2015.

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