Former Head of State, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has commiserated with the people of Ganye in Adamawa State over the recent attack on the community by gunmen.
He spoke when he visited the Gangwari of Ganye, Alhaji Umaru Sanda at his Palace on Thursday.
Buhari, represented by the Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change, Alhaji Mohammed Waziri, sympathised with the people over the loss of lives and property.
Waziri said, “On behalf of our presidential candidate, the CPC National Headquarters, state governorship candidate Buba Marwa and the CPC family, we wish to register our sympathy with you and the people of your chiefdom over the unfortunate incident of loss of lives and property that occurred in the area.
“We pray to the Almighty to expose the perpetrators and continue to protect the country from these ungodly acts.”
Responding, Sanda thanked Buhari and other party officials for identifying with them at their hour of need.
Sanda said, “What really happened in Ganye town is sad and pitiful, the soldiers and police officers that were supposed to protect our lives and property all abandoned us and ran away during the attack.
“We were just waited for our death on that day because nobody protected us.’’
He called on the people to seek divine intervention so that the country would witness permanent peace and stability.
Divisions Police Officer of the area, DSP Henry Okecha, told the News Agency of Nigeria, that he “miraculously escaped from the gunmen’s attack’’.