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*** As casualty figure rises to 30, over 100 injured 

President Bola Tinubu has assured that he would not sit and allow the country to slitter into fear, sorrow and blood from insurgents that are currently menacing the states 

This is  as coordinated suicide bombings may have returned as a tactics by terrorists, several years after it happened last in the Northeast, with several coordinated attacks at the weekend that left over 30 people dead and numerous others injured, 

President Tinubu has therefore vowed that the terrorists behind the bomb attack in Borno State will pay heavily for their acts

Tinubu issued the warning while condemning the bomb attacks which resulted in the loss of lives and the maiming of other citizens in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

The Predident was reacting to the coordinated suicide attacks that were carried out at various locations, including a wedding reception and a burial ceremony in Gwoza town at the weekend.

The coordinated incidents which took place in the afternoon hours allegedly caused pandemonium as people scampered for safety.

The Emir of Gwoza Local Government area of Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Shehu Timta, confirmed  that the multiple suicide attacks were carried out at various locations, including a wedding reception and a burial ceremony in Gwoza town

The Emir who further confirmed that over 30 people lost their lives following the attacks as over 100 received various degrees of injury and are currently receiving treatment at the Maiduguri General Hospital, said the entire Gwoza council area is in mourning following multiple suicide attacks on the community.

He explained that the first suicide attack was masterminded by an unidentified woman who sneaked with two children into a wedding reception of a popular young man in Gwoza, saying that she detonated her Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) killing herself and many people.

A few minutes after, he stated that another suicide bomber sneaked into a burial ceremony nearby and detonated Improvised Explosive Devices and the third explosion with more casualties.

He said, “More than 30 people were killed with over 100 sustained various degrees of injuries with many victims evacuated to Maiduguri for medical attention.”

He explained that the first suicide attack was masterminded by an unidentified woman who sneaked with two children into a wedding reception of a popular young man in Gwoza, saying that she detonated her Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) killing herself and many people.

A few minutes after, he stated that another suicide bomber sneaked into a burial ceremony nearby and detonated Improvised Explosive Devices and the third explosion with more casualties.

President Tinubu described the attack as a desperate act of terror and a clear manifestation of the pressure mounted against terrorists and the success achieved in degrading their capacity to launch offensives.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the president declared that the purveyors of wanton violence encounter justice as his government will not allow the nation to slither into an era of fear, tears, sorrow, and blood.”

The statement added: “The President states that his administration is taking necessary measures to secure citizens, emphasizing that efforts will be redoubled to ensure that those who trouble the nation, dispatching precious lives, and disrupting law and order are completely removed.”

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