President Muhammadu Buhari today expressed "sincere and heartfelt" condolences to all Nigerians who lost relatives in the latest terrorist atrocities in Jos, Kano, and Zaria, assuring the nation that the end of the insurgency is in sight.
A State House statement said the president joined the bereaved in mourning their loved ones, who were brutally murdered in the suicide bombings and attacks that also left others horrifyingly injured.
“The President urges all Nigerians, however, not to be unduly disheartened by the seeming resurgence of terrorist attacks and atrocities in the country as his administration remains fully committed to overcoming the challenges of insecurity, terrorism and insurgency as quickly as possible,” the statement said.
The statement noted that the intensified onslaught by the military on the terrorists' strongholds has already led to significant seizures of weapons and vehicles, a blockage of their sources of arms and ammunition, and a decimation of their fighting men.
“President Buhari assures Nigerians of the ability and readiness of the country's armed forces and security agencies to contain the frantic resort by the terrorists to attacks on soft targets such as crowds and places of worship,” the government release continued.
It said the President was convinced that with recent increases in troops deployment, improvements in the supply of arms and equipment to the military, as well as the ongoing effort to mobilize greater international cooperation and support, the end of Boko Haram and terrorism in Nigeria is in sight.
“He calls on Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons to security agents as his administration continues to give the highest possible priority to eradicating Boko Haram and ensuring greater security of lives and property across the country,” the State House’s comments concluded.