OrderPaperToday– Former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and his House of Representatives counterpart, Yakubu Dogara, have expressed sadness over the death of Nigerians who were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Auno, Borno State.
At least 30 people were reported killed after suspected Boko Haram militants set fire on sleeping travelers.
The incident occurred about 20 kilometres from the state capital, Maiduguri, at around 10 pm on Sunday night.
18 vehicles were reportedly burnt from the attack.
Reacting to the news in a series of tweets on Tuesday night, Saraki expressed hope that the Nigerian military would be strengthened enough to overcome the insurgency.
His tweet read, “I am deeply saddened by the reports of the attacks on Nigerian citizens in Auno, Borno State. I pray that Allah will grant rest to the souls of the departed and strengthen their families at this difficult time.
“I also pray that Allah will guide and strengthen our military to achieve the breakthroughs necessary to overcome this insurgency.”
Similarly, former speaker, Yakubu Dogara, prayed for comfort for the families of the deceased and for the souls of the victims to rest in peace.
“May the soul of all those killed in the horrific attack on commuters at Auno, near Maiduguri, Borno State, rest in peace. I pray for comfort for the families. We must all rise to defeat violence,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday.