President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terror attacks in Abuja, Maiduguri and Yola.
In a statement he personally signed, Buhari observed that the Friday attacks in the three cities were apparently timed to coincide with Independence Day celebrations when Nigerians should be rejoicing.
The President commiserated with the families of the dead and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
He said he had instructed security forces and other local authorities to maintain extra vigilance to forestall future attacks.
The President said his government was determined to stamp out the Boko Haram sect and bring all sponsors to justice.