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Terrorism: Buhari Condemns Killings In Borno, Condoles With Egypt

Posted: Jul 4, 2015 at 1:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Inspite of the two recent attack which claimed 148 lives in Borno villages, President Muhammadu Buharion Friday, said Nigeria is progressively winning the war  against Boko Haram under the auspices of Multinational Forces with neighboring  countries.

The President said Nigeria with Multinational Forces and forces of neighbouring countries are progressively winning the fight against Boko Haram.

President Buhari who stated this in his address as the Special Guest of Honor at the graduation of 174 military officers of senior course 37 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, pointed out the importance of harnessing the strengths of multiple security actors, demonstrated in the fight against terrorism.

Represented by his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari expressed confidence in the quality of training received by officers in the institution, which, according to him, has adequately prepared the military to confront current threats to national and global security.

He however, cautioned the officers to be mindful of the “distracting and diversionary” nature of today’s highly sensitive media environment.

“Some of you will be deployed in crisis-prone areas, for either internal security or peace support operations outside your country; giving that, we live in a common global environment, you must be conscious of your actions,” he advised the graduates.

On the global scene, Buhari said Nigeria remains firmly committed to the maintenance of international peace and security, adding that the country will continue to collaborate with other governments to promote peace, stability and development on the African continent and around the world.

Similarly, the President advocated more united global efforts towards combating terrorism. This was contained in his condolence message to Egypt on the recent murder by terrorists of the country’s Attorney-General, Hesham Barakat, and about 70 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Buhari restated his conviction that concerted global action was needed to overcome terrorism in all parts of the world.

The President said that having borne the pain of terrorist attacks themselves for many years, Nigerians shared the anguish of Egyptians as they mourn their compatriots who lost their lives in Cairo and the Sinai Peninsula.

“While condoling the government of Egypt and the families of the victims, President Buhari reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to working with other countries facing terrorists’ threats to overcome the scourge of violent extremism.

“No country, the President added, can afford to be indifferent to the threats of terrorism because of its pervasive and destructive nature”, the statement added.