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Buhari calls Jonathan over gunmen attack in Otuoke

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, put a call through to his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, to sympathise with him over the attack on his Otuoke country home in Bayelsa.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President reassured Jonathan of his safety and security as well as those of all Nigerians, remain the preoccupation of his administration.

The statement also commiserated with the families of the dead soldier and the injured during attack.

“President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday put a call to former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathise with him following an attack by gunmen on his Otuoke, Bayelsa State country residence.

In the telephone conversation, 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,” the statement said.

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