Enraged by the latest attacks on Borno and Yobe by Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari has once again vowed to crush members of the terrorists to the last man.
In what appears to be his toughest expressions of outrage, President Buhari reminded the terrorists of his uncompromising resolve to tackle them with all the resources at the disposal of his government.
“They are cowards who lack any moral inhibition and any iota of humanity to reason compassionately,” Buhari said, adding that they would not find a safe haven in Nigeria because “they would be “hunted down without mercy and compromise.”
In a statement issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mal. Garba Shehu, the president “condemned in the strongest language” the latest terrorist attacks.
He said Buhari extended his sympathy to the families of the victims and reassured all Nigerians that his government “would never tolerate the terrorists’ blackmail, and our security forces would confront the Boko Haram bandits to the last man.
“Make no mistake about it: this government is ever determined to discharge its fundamental duty of protecting the life of its citizens from physical threats from any groups bent on creating chaos, confusion, and on destroying social and economic life of the people.”
Buhari said he was deeply touched by these mindless incidents of violence on innocent people during the month of Ramadan and declared the terrorists enemies of humanity everywhere.
“No sane people who believes in any god would be destroying the lives of innocent people in cold blood,” he said, adding that terrorists do not represent any religion.
“The president said the pattern of their indiscriminate violence against innocent people shows that they represent nothing else but anarchy and devilry.
“The terrorists are enemies of religion and humanity. No true believers in any God would target worshipers, holy places, or people who are fasting and other innocent Nigerians,” he declared.