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Attack on NDA facility won’t dampen military action against criminality, Buhari vows

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Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral A. Z Gambo (left); Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General LEO Irabor; President Muhammadu Buhari; Chief of Army Staff, Major-General, I. Attahiru and Chief of Air Staff, Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao meets with Buhari.<br />Photo; TWITTER/FMICNIGERIA


President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Tuesday’s attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) facility will only buoy the country’s military action to totally eliminate evil in the country.

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Buhari said the attack will not dampen the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, instead it will speed up their determination to make a decisive end to the criminality besetting the nation.

Noting that the attack, which led to the loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, Buhari 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.

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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.

A statement signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Wednesday, quoted the President as thanking Nigerians who value and appreciate the efforts of the military.

He urged those playing hateful politics with the dastardly act to desist, noting that rather than recriminations, it was 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.


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