Dasuki, who was represented by retired Col. Sarki Bello, the Coordinator, Counter Terrorism, said: “unscrupulous Nigerians who were exploiting the situation for their selfish interest will not be spared and any incisive utterances by religious or political leaders will not be tolerated.
“I warn these elements to desist from their unholy acts against the corporate interest of Nigeria. We should always report suspicious activities to the security agencies and be more security conscious.
“It is also the duty of patriotic citizens to cooperate and collaborate with the security agencies in providing intelligence reports,’’ he said.
He said that the cooperation of all citizens at this period was crucial in forestalling the security challenges.
Dasuki said that the purpose of the workshop was to improve security awareness and to defeat terrorism in the country.
The NSA said that the government had put in place adequate measures to contain terrorism, religious intolerance, pastoralist’s farmers’ conflicts, corruption and other related vices endangering the wellbeing and corporate existence of Nigerians.
He said that the Boko Haram insurgents also had a new strategy of hitting high population centres to record high mortality to get publicity.
The NSA advised members of the public to avoid high density gatherings, video and recreational centres, adding that the public were not left in the campaign against insecurity.
Mahe said that the insurgents had started drafting women as suicide bombers, adding that the government had taken measures to deal with the situation.
He said that the agencies would give necessary security tips to enhance capacity to respond to the present security challenges.
Mahe was represented by Alhaji Abdullahi Shehu, the Director, Special Duties Ministry. (NAN)