DHQ warns on cluster bombs
Defence Headquarters yesterday warned Nigerians, especially those in the North East, to look out for cluster bombs.
A statement by defence spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar said the Nigerian Army Engineers serving in Adamawa State have recently recovered some cluster bombs at flash points.
He said the military high command has discovered that the Boko Haram terrorists in the areas have used such lethal instruments over time to push their callous cause.
Abubakar said: “For easy identification, it is important to note that cluster bombs are bombs that house submunitions, that is, smaller explosives contained in individual cases.” President Muhammadu Buhari says significant improvement in national security remains the topmost priority of his government as other socio-economic initiatives cannot be successfully implemented without adequate security in the country.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying this yesterday while speaking in an audience with Britain’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton. President Buhari, according to Adesina, reaffirmed his administration’s determination to end the Boko Haram insurgency as quickly as possible.
Buhari also called for more international support for regional efforts to improve security in the Gulf of Guinea through which crude oil stolen from Nigeria is shipped.
The presidential spokesman quoted Houghton as describing the Buhari Presidency as a huge opportunity for Nigeria to make progress.
Houghton, according to Adesina, said he was very impressed with the progress Nigeria had made in the war against terrorism under President Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari (right), receives the Chief of Defence Staff, United Kingdom, Gen. Nicholas Houghton, to the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday.