The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has said that Tuesday’s attack on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy will buoy the military’s determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country, rather than dampen the morale of the Armed Forces as intended.
Buhari’s assurance was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘Attack On NDA Won’t Dampen Resolve Of Our Military To Bring Decisive End To Criminality, President Buhari Vows’.
According to the statement, the President noted that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat
He said the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time.
Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, Buhari vowed that the deceased would not die in vain, as the degenerate act would have consequences that will eventually clean the country of vermin, and emancipate the polity from deliberate, targeted and contrived atrocious acts.
He thanked all Nigerians who value and appreciate the efforts of the military, and urged those playing hateful politics with the dastardly act to desist, noting that rather than recriminations, this is the time for all patriots and people of goodwill to support and encourage those who are in the vanguard of the battle against wickedness in the land.