Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the purported terrorist attack, describing it as a "desperate" act by Boko Haram as the group inches closer to extinction.
Speaking via his Media adviser Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari said this evening,
"Putting an end to this senseless loss of innocent lives remains a top priority of this administration.
"Over the past few weeks, the Nigerian military have made significant advancements in an offensive aimed at slamming the final nail in the coffin of Boko Haram.
"This latest attack is obviously an act of desperation, but the Nigerian military will neither be distracted nor relent.
"The battle against terrorism is a joint effort involving all citizens, both government and governed. Together, Nigerians can and will defeat the evil that is Boko Haram."