President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, said his government would do everything possible to ensure the return of those abducted in an attack on a mining site in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

This was as he described the attack as a direct assault on Nigeria which will not be allowed to go unpunished.

In a statement signed on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President also paid tributes to the military personnel who lost their lives repelling the attack saying their effort will not be in vain.

The statement is titled ‘President Buhari: Attack on Shiroro is an attack on Nigeria herself. it will not go unpunished.’

It would be recalled that gunmen believed to be terrorists killed over 43 persons including 30 soldiers and seven mobile police personnel in the attack last Wednesday.

According to residents, several Chinese and Nigerian nationals were also abducted.

Credit: Punch

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