Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the ambush, attack and abduction of soldiers, and civilians who were carrying out their duties to the nation in the Lake Chad Basin frontier exploration. 

The acting president in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande commiserated with the families, relatives and associates of those who lost their lives in the despicable onslaught and wishes the injured speedy recovery. 

Professor osinbajo, who commended the military for the progress already recorded with the rescue of some of the abducted, also ordered the continuation of search and rescue missions to locate and ensure the freedom of all remaining abducted persons as soon as possible. 

Menawhile the military has been ordered to strengthen its response to Boko Haram after sixty-nine people were killed in an ambush earlier this week, the government said on Sunday. 

Osinbajo held emergency talks with top military brass to discuss Tuesday’s attack, which targeted an oil exploration team in the north-eastern state of Borno. 

Acting president osinbajo issues “fresh directives…to the military to immediately scale-up their efforts and activities in borno state… to maintain a strong, effective control of the situation”.