President Buhari Finally Reacts to NDA Attack, Reveals Next Move
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna will help to boost the determination of the military to end insurgency in the country.
The president stated that “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.”
In a statement released by one of his media aides, Femi Adesina , the Nigerian leader noted that the ploy of criminals to dampen the morale of the Armed Forces has failed, The Nation reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari asserted that the incident came at a time when troops are putting insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, especially in the northeast.
Condoling with the families who lost their loved ones, he vowed that the fallen officers’ death will not be 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.”
Meanwhile, Northern elders have attributed the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state on Tuesday, August 24 to the failure of Nigeria’s intelligence network.
The elders under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEPD), also demanded the immediate sack of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd).
In a statement by its national coordinator, Zana Goni, the group asked for an in-depth review of the entire security architecture, adding that the entire security chiefs must bear the blame for the attack.
The elders insisted that it was time for the president to do away with Monguno, following the worsening insecurity in the country.
Vanguard newspaper reports that the statement read in part:
“The attack is a slap on the Nigerian intelligence community and the armed forces.”
Also, the Chief Of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has condemned the recent attack on the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state.
The Guardian report that the CDS while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, August 24, in Yola, described the attack as madness, one that should be stopped soon and also seeks an end to banditry.
It was gathered that this was made known by Major General Olufemi Sawyer, the director of Defence information.
General Irabor said the CDS expressed his appreciation to the citizens and residents of the northeast region for genuinely supporting the ongoing intensive clearance operations by troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards the restoration of permanent peace in the Zone.
Speaking further about the insurgency in the northeast, the CDS thanked the residents for genuinely supporting the ongoing intensive clearance operations by troops towards the restoration of permanent peace in the zone.
He said the solutions to the security challenges in the northeast lie in the region, with hopes that the situation will get better in the days ahead.