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President Buhari sad over attack on Jonathan’s home

Valentine Chinyem

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Following attack on fmr. President Goodluck Jonathan’s home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a call to him expressing sadness over the incident.

This was revealed in a statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to him, president Buhari condoled with Jonathan and all those affected by the incident.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari on 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.

“In the telephone conversation, President Buhari expressed sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack,” during which a gallant soldier lost his life.

“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.”

Goodluck Jonathan’s country home in Otouke, Bayelsa State was attacked by yet to be identified gunmen, who killed a soldier, injured one and abducted another.

They were said to have escaped through the river when more soldiers arrived as reinforcement to the scene.