President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to visit on insurgents and bandits the ferocity of the nation’s firepower to allow for peace and security.
The President disclosed this while addressing men and officers of the Armed Forces in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, during a visit to assess the security situation of the country and to inaugurate some projects.
Buhari said, “By pooling together the collective resources and comparative advantages of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, we hope the enemy will now feel the ferocity of our firepower and the weight of our resolve.”
The President used the occasion to condole with the families of the nation’s fallen heroes and pray for the souls of the departed, said, “I want to assure you that this administration will spare no effort or resources to ensure that the widows and children of our fallen heroes who paid the supreme price in defence of our beloved country, are well cared for.”
He charged the men of the Armed Forces to continue the great work of defending the nation, saying, “We should not allow our adversaries the opportunity or breathing space to challenge or undermine our national interests and core values.
“The defence and security agencies should rest assured of the Federal Government’s unalloyed commitment to winning the battle against terror and criminality.
Buhari said, “Concerted efforts are being made to fast-track re-construction and development programmes in the affected communities in the North-East.”
The President said he would continue to ensure that our wounded comrades got the best medical attention towards their full recovery.
Buhari told the soldiers that their collective efforts at decimating and degrading the terrorists and reaffirming the inviolable sovereignty of our nation was acknowledged, stressing that their steadfastness and untiring efforts in the face of the difficulties they experience in the theatre of operation was to his knowledge.
“Your collective efforts have resulted in the relative peace being enjoyed in the region today. Under my watch, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have been provided a firm strategy and clear sense of direction to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.”
Major General Felix Omoigui, the commander, Operations Hadin Kai, assured troops of the President’s commitment to their welfare, especially in bringing the war against insurgency to a decisive end.