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Yola, Kano attacks: Buhari vows to crush Boko Haram; Don’t succumb to terrorists’ blackmail – Atiku


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government was ready to crush the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast of Nigeria.
Reacting to the latest bomb blasts in Yola on Tuesday and Kano on Wednesday in a statement signed by Mallam Garba Shehu, special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari called for increased vigilance.
On his part, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said no society should surrender to anarchy because of terrorist harassment.
Reacting to the attacks in Yola, Adamawa State and Kano, the former Vice President in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, 18 November said the Boko Haram terrorists were increasingly desperate as “they lost one captured territory after another, and the massive attack on the hideout (Sambisa Forest) by Nigerian troops”.
According to him, the terrorists are looking for soft targets to unleash their frustration, adding that such methods of targeting defenceless people would not help the terrorists achieve their ambition to establish the reign of terror.
He said he was disturbed by these senseless and purposeless attacks on innocent people, explaining that “killing innocent people is the worst injustice and human rights violation”.
According to Atiku, there is no moral, legal or economic reason to justify the killing of the innocent by any group of people anywhere.
The former Vice President, however, advised Nigerians not to despair but to be vigilant because “terrorism would ultimately collapse from its own weak moral foundation of injustice and indiscriminate murder of the innocent.”
He urged security agencies to step up their intelligence gathering initiatives and to establish listening posts to track and nip in the bud the murderous plots of the insurgents.

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