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Buhari calls Jonathan, condemns gunmen attack on his residence


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday put a call to former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathize with him following an attack by gunmen on his Otuoke, Bayelsa State country residence.

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A statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media & Publicity, disclosed that Mr Buhari had called the former President on phone to express sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack,” during which a gallant soldier lost his life.

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While commending the soldiers on guard for bravely repelling the attack, the President condoled with family members as well as officers and men of the Nigerian Army over the loss of one of the guards.

President Buhari assured that the protection of the life of the former leader and all citizens of the country will continue to be the major preoccupation of his administration.

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