Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement said Buhari joined other Nigerians in mourning their loved ones who were brutally murdered in suicide bombings and attacks that also caused horrifying injuries to others.
He urged all Nigerians not to be unduly disheartened by the seeming resurgence of terrorists’ attacks and atrocities in the country, saying his administration remains fully committed to overcoming the challenges of insecurity, terrorism and insurgency as quickly as possible.
According to him, the intensified onslaught by the military on terrorists’ strongholds has led to significant seizures of weapons and vehicles, a blockage of their sources of arms and ammunition and a decimation of their fighting men.
President Buhari also assured Nigerians of the ability and readiness of the country’s armed forces and security agencies to contain the frantic resort by the terrorists to attacks on soft targets such as crowds and places of worship.
The statement reads: “The President is convinced that with recent increases in troops’ deployment, improvements in the supply of arms and equipment to the military, as well as the ongoing efforts to mobilize greater international cooperation and support, the end of Boko Haram and terrorism in Nigeria is in sight.”
He called on Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons to security agents as his administration continues to give the highest possible priority to eradicating Boko Haram and ensuring greater security of lives and property across the country.