President Buhari has restated his commitment to crush the terrorist group, Boko Haram, even as he called for increased vigilance among Nigerians to forestall subsequent attack by the terrorist group.
The president expressed sadness at the suicide bombings that occurred in Kano yesterday and Yola on November 17. The attack caused death of several civilians while many were injured in the attack.
The statement signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), stated that “The President extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Adamawa and Kano States respectively.
President Buhari reassures Nigerians that his administration is very much determined to wipe out Boko Haram in Nigeria and bring all perpetrators of these heinous crime against humanity to justice.”
“The President urges all Nigerians not to despair in the face of cowardly terrorist attacks but to have confidence in the ability of Nigeria’s reinvigorated, well-equipped and well-motivated Armed Forces and security agencies to overcome Boko Haram very soon.”
“He believes, however, that vigilance is a potential life saver, since security agents cannot be everywhere to deter every planned attack.”
“Citizen’s vigilance will therefore help to reduce the frequency of such attacks.”