Nigeria: Buhari offered condolences and called for patience after market attack

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has offered his condolences with the families of victims killed in an attack on a village market in the north-western state of Sokoto and called on citizens not to despair.

At leat 43 people died in the Sunday evening attack after gunmen raided the open-air market in Goronyo town, Sokoto authorities said.

In a statement, President Buhari whose government has been severely criticized for failing to deal with insecurity, calls on Nigerians “not to despair” but “continue to be patient” as the authorities are “more determined than ever before to protect Nigerians”.

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Deadly attacks are on the rise in Nigeria despite the deployment of thousands of security forces as well as the blocking of internet and mobile phone services in much of the northwest of the country.

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