President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concerns over the activities of armed groups in different parts of the country, especially in the Southeast.
The President expressed his concerns on Wednesday while reacting to the brutal attempt on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra South) whose convoy was attacked in Enugwu-Ukwu community, Enugu State, on Sunday, leaving some persons dead, including four policemen.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari assured his administration is closely monitoring the situation and waiting to be updated on responses to it.
He described the attack and the deaths as “barbaric and condemnable”, paying homage to the memory of the slain policemen and aides of the Senator and commiserating with their loved ones.
“We are deeply concerned about the activities of armed groups in the region and in other parts of the country. We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the response to the worrisome situation by the police, the military and other security agencies.
“The nation has lost four brave policemen and other aides of the Senator.
“On behalf of the government and the people, I pay homage to these security men and the aides who were brutally murdered. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.”