President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed an “Intelligence Fusion Centre” is being set up in Maiduguri, in Borno – the hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency. The president said this in a terse condolence message to families of the victims of the latest Boko Haram onslaught in Biu on Saturday.
“My condolences to the families of the victims of the bomb attacks in Biu yesterday. I'm confident that the Intelligence Fusion Center we're setting up in Maiduguri will help us stay ahead of Boko Haram's desperate attacks on soft targets. May the souls of the dead rest in peace,” President Buhari tweeted on Sunday.
The insurgents had launched a deadly attack on the town, killing at least 15 people and leaving scores injured.
The Islamic fundamentalists are unrelenting in their terror campaign even as the military and the Nigerian government claimed the group had been degraded. The latest attack comes few days after a similar one was launched in a village in the beleaguered state.