July 28, 2019 / 8:42 PM / a month ago

Nigeria's Buhari condemns Borno state attack, orders manhunt: statement

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs a document while taking the oath of office during his inauguration for a second term in Abuja, Nigeria, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned an attack on a funeral procession in the northeastern state of Borno that caused the death of tens of mourners.

Buhari directed the country’s air force and army to begin air patrols and ground operations to hunt down the attackers, the president said in a statement

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Chris Reese

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