by James Sambo
Following repeated calls to address the reported Boko Haram massacre in Baga, in Borno, President Goodluck Jonathan has sent someone to the state to offer sympathy over the attack.
The president sent the Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, to commiserate with the people of the town.
The emissary was received at the Maiduguri International Airport by thousands of PDP supporters and party chiefs.
Wakil said that the president was saddened by the continuous killing of innocent Nigerians by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking further, he said he was in the state to convey the sympathy and condolence of President Jonathan to the people, adding that Aso Rock was unhappy and worried about the killings.
Baga has been attacked twice since the year began, with the most recent attack believed to have had a casualty toll of over 2,000, according to Amnesty International (AI).
However, the Nigerian Army has come out to refute the figures, saying 150 people were killed as opposed the the figure of AI.