Nige­ria Will Pre­vail Over Boko Haram - Pres­i­dent

Sunday Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari yes­ter­day ex­pressed shock over the killing of mil­i­tary per­son­nel in Metele vil­lage of Borno State by Boko Haram ter­ror­ists, as­sur­ing that im­me­di­ate mea­sures are be­ing taken to en­sure that the loop­holes which led to the fa­tal­i­ties are blocked.

The pres­i­dent said his ad­min­is­tra­tion re­mains com­mit­ted and fo­cused on the se­cu­rity of mil­i­tary per­son­nel and other cit­i­zens.

In a state­ment by his Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Garba Shehu,Buhari said: “No re­spon­si­ble Com­man­der-in-Chief would rest on his oars or fold his hands to al­low ter­ror­ists to en­dan­ger the lives of its mil­i­tary per­son­nel and other cit­i­zens.

“Our loyal forces have proved their strength over the ter­ror­ists and we are ready to give them all the needed sup­port in terms of equip­ment and man­power to suc­ceed in end­ing the re­newed threat. In the com­ing days, I am en­gag­ing the Mil­i­tary and In­tel­li­gence Chiefs in ex­ten­sive dis­cus­sions on the next steps we shall be tak­ing.”

He noted that fight­ing ter­ror­ism has taken a global di­men­sion, which ne­ces­si­tates in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion among states fac­ing sim­i­lar se­cu­rity chal­lenges.

Buhari re­as­sured Nige­ri­ans of his con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to their se­cu­rity and of his ef­forts to sus­tain the mo­men­tum in the pre­vi­ous sig­nif­i­cant suc­cesses recorded against the ter­ror­ists.

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