Following the renewed spate of suspected Boko Haram suicide bombings in Yola and Kano within a space of 24 hours, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday called for increased vigilance among the civilian population to help stave terror attacks on soft targets around the country.
He also condemned in strongest terms, the barbaric suicide attacks in the two northern states, which combined death toll is over 50.
President Buhari in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the governments and people of Adamawa and Kano States respectively.
The president reassured Nigerians that his administration was very much committed to its plan to wipe out Boko Haram in Nigeria and bring all perpetrators of these heinous crime against humanity to justice.
President Buhari urged 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”, the statement said.