Buhari cries out, says IPOB’s beheading of soldiers cruel, barbaric


By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep condolences to the Nigerian Army and the families of Master Warrant Officer Audu Linus and his partner, Private Gloria Mathew, who were beheaded after being shot by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Saturday.

The President, in a statement by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu on Wednesday in Abuja, said he joined fellow citizens in expressing deep sense of shock over the unfortunate incident.

Buhari, who condemned the barbarism of the perpetrators of the incident and similar acts of violence against law enforcement agents, described it as alien to all cultures and civilizations.

The President called on all leaders, community, regional and national to “speak with one voice, to show that the entire country is one against this cruel and barbaric act of violence. This is unacceptable.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of this sad and tragic incident,” he said.

The President directed the military authorities and other security agencies to do their utmost in apprehending the perpetrators of these barbaric acts and bring them to justice.