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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Buhari sends delegation to Adamawa and Borno over yesterday's bomb attacks

Press statement from the presidency
President Buhari has sent a powerful delegation to two states, Adamawa and Borno States to condole with their governments and people over the increased bombing activity by Boko Haram terrorists, with a strong appeal to local populations to share in the responsibility for security in their surroundings.
The President, who spoke through the leader of the delegation, Engineer Babachir David Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,SGF directed all communities in the country to revert to old practices by which new arrivals in their neighborhoods were taken note of by local chiefs and security agencies.

Going down the memory lane, the President recalled that these were practices that worked well in past in securing neighborhoods and local communities." The ward head, the village head and the local police knew every new entrant into the community. They kept tabs on them and detected traits of criminality before evil-doers get the chance to act against common interest. We must go back to those rudimentary acts of local policing," the President reiterated, adding that the job of securing our life and property is too important to be left to security officials alone. "We must help them to do their job.The responsibility of detecting criminals lies with all of us.

In this new phase of the war, all of us are generals, all of us are foot soldiers, all of us are intelligence officers." In commiserating with families who lost dear ones and the inpatients in the hospitals visited by the delegation on his behalf, President Buhari assured of the full support of the government and the determination of his administration to end the menace of the Boko Haram terrorists by the year's end. In his message at hospitals, emirs' palaces and Government Houses in the two states as read by the SGF, the President said that "the security situation in the North East remains a great source of concern for me. Although there are clear indications that the military is recording great successes in the theatre of operations, the enemy has been able to carry out his murderous campaign by attacking soft targets using Improvised Explosive Devices.

His intention is to create widespread fear amongst the civilian population since he cannot subdue our armed forces. The sporadic tactics used by these criminals is a sign that they are under intense pressure in the forests and in the countryside where they previously enjoyed a lot of freedom of action. "The sheer tenacity displayed by our troops in the last three months has resulted in degrading the capacity of the enemy significantly. I am confident that the ability of the enemy to attack and seize towns and villages has been virtually neutralized. "Having said that, our people cannot continue to be the victims of a senseless war, living in perpetual fear and denied the right to pursue their legitimate undertakings in peace.

As a leader, I want to assure our citizens in every part of Nigeria that the government is doing everything humanly possible to bring to a swift end, the suffering and losses occasioned by this insurgency. I deeply sympathize with the families who have lost loved ones. "As I said a few times in the past, desperate actions such as the detonation of IEDs will take a longer time to eradicate even as our optimism continues to grow that Boko Haram as a fighting force will be crushed by the year’s end. After that, we hope all displaced communities will be returned to their towns and villages. But even when this is about to happen, there will still remain vital tests and challenges. We must work hard to eradicate all forms of extremism. Citizens must join hands with security forces in the effort to detect unrepentant terrorists embedded in our neighbourhoods.

We must all be watchful over any suspicious activity and report same to law enforcement agents for their prompt action," the President stressed. The members of the government delegation that accompanied the SGF included the Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Mala Mai Buni, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Tahir Munguno, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, a Permanent Secretary in the office of the SGF Bukar Maina a leading figure in the APC Alhaji Modi Aliyu Mahmood. Governors of Adamawa and Borno, Senator Jibrilla Bindow and Bukar Shettima as well as their leading Chiefs who received the delegations in their abodes thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for sending the delegation as well as his dogged efforts to end Boko Haram terrorism and securing the country.

In his particular remarks, Governor Shettima commended the President for his interest. He said "before he assumed the leadership of the country, the state was In a very, very sorry state. The Boko Haram terrorists had 20 councils under them. Now, all but three have been liberated. Of the over three million citizens in IDP camps, 85% of them are in Borno State. We were left to cater for the IDPs. Now we have NEMA taking care of the camps.

We thank the President for the delegation. We are not used to this. We were left to our own fate for four years under the previous administration. We are absolutely settled that the President is behind us. We are absolutely settled in the belief he will help us rebuild our communities. By May 29th next year, every son and daughter of Borno will be back in their villages. We will continue to ensure community involvement in securing the environment," the Governor concluded by way of assurance.

Garba Shehu, SSA to the President, Media and Publicity.

33 comments:

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

We want an end to this

Chiinonso Okoh said...

Nice one

Juliet Iwuno said...

Well done My Able President. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Well done My Able President. Linda take note!

Sugarvie said...

God help us all



#sucre

Sugarvie said...

God help us all



#sucre

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Delegation! Delegation!! Delegation!!!

Era of delegation we r operating and I hope it wil effect or impact d govt presence b there to those who r nagatively affected.

Its well wit our souls.

okereke miriam said...

Keep sending delegation mtcheww datz wat u knw how to do best and let poor masses keep dying.. I blame d pple dat voted such an old man lik u



















Lib freak

Northern Princess 7 said...

Nice Move Daddy, we'll report every suspicious act to the authorities, Nigeria is a Blessed.country

Northern Princess 7 said...

Nice Move Daddy, we'll report every suspicious act to the authorities, Nigeria is a Blessed country

Emma Ikuka said...

those delegate Buhari sent for the two state will them bring those people's back to life again??? Linda observe carefully

Linda observe carefully

Linda observe carefully

Linda observe carefully

iyke igbozendu said...

The will probably go there to sympathize with victims as usual. Nonsense

chinelo okafor said...

Baba, this ur boys is now beyond ur control, thas what happens when u use ur dogs against ur enemies, when they can no longer reach ur enemy they will now turn against u, karma is a beach,

chinelo okafor said...

Baba, this ur boys is now beyond ur control, thas what happens when u use ur dogs against ur enemies, when they can no longer reach ur enemy they will now turn against u, karma is a beach,

freeborn zinalima said...

Hahaha delegation indeed the same thing he abuses mr jonathan is the same thing imbecilic incompeten terrorist buhari is doing. Change is here hahaha.






















#sad indeed

christie benjamin said...

Honestly acted too late....

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irabo bobby fera favor said...

Ok good.

Nnenne George said...

Nonsense dictator!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr crusher 5 months don pass u still Never crush boko haram... Now u sending delegates smh #GodblessGej

Anonymous said...

Buhari you are a failure. Why can't you go there

Anonymous said...

Buhari out

ary said...

To what end?!

gentle said...

Do you know the meaning of "able president". You are so dumb.

Jasmine Joseph said...

Sharaaaapppp u sound clueless and daft

Jasmine Joseph said...

Delegation my ass so ur too good to go dere. U no wan die, meanwhile when Jona refused to go to Sambisa, Nigerians wanted his blood. Kai I pirry Nigerians una no know wetin u don do urselves

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

The end is near

Anonymous said...

Is it checking neighbour that you used to fight maitasine. GEJ enjoy your leave. God dey. T

Anonymous said...

The end of boko haram is fast approaching, the armed forces are really trying. Let's join hands and pray for them and nigeria.

Anonymous said...

All this man does is shout Allah Akbar,condemn d perpetrators nd send delegation!!dis singular inability to do anything abt BH is a clear sign we missed it again!like Tinubu has said,this is NOT d change!

Anonymous said...

I thank God GEJ is no longer in office, the best president Nigeria ever had....you all that criticized Jona, why not tell Buhari to go there and face it rather than send delegates? #Failedgovt I know the power the APC are using is media and it will soon fail. Only God knows how they were able to captivate the minds of the people, well propaganda is a key....the likes of Lai Mohammed will never call Buhari clueless because PMB sends delegates but quick to attack GEJ for same issue. I know the eyes of the people will be open at the end. PDP not good but APC not the option/solution. #Failedgovt

Anonymous said...

This will continue until d bible is fulfilled
Putting an end is for this world to come to an end but expect more diverse illnesses no be only ebola oh
The world will be plagued with diverse illness n people would become destitute like our refugees looking for greener pastures
The list plenty
The final is the peace between Arabs n isreal

Anonymous said...

Mumu
Is it his presence that will then bring them back?
Think outside the box of ur reasoning not the first shit dat floods ur brain

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