President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday called for increased vigilance among Nigerians in order to tackle the increase of suicide terror attacks on soft targets around the country.
In a release by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, the President condemned the barbaric terrorist attacks which took place in Yola on Tuesday evening of November 17 and today in Kano, causing numerous deaths and injuries among civilians.
The President also extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government and people of Adamawa and Kano States. He also reassured Nigerians that his administration is very much determined to wipe out Boko Haram in Nigeria and bring all perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.
President Buhari urges all Nigerians not to despair in the face of cowardly terrorist attacks but to have confidence in the ability of the Nigerian Armed Forces to be reinvigorated, equipped, and motivated to overcome Boko Haram very soon.
According to the release, he believes, however, that vigilance is a potential lifesaver since security agents cannot be everywhere to deter every planned attack. Vigilance will therefore help reduce the frequency of such attacks, according to President Buhari.
He finally reiterated his commitment to build a strong Nigeria where every citizen will continue to live in peace and harmony.