President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to fulfill his promise of protecting Nigerians and securing its territory from the menace of Boko Haram and other violent extremists in the country.
The President stated this when he launched the revised National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in Abuja.
The President, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, condemned the activities of Boko Haram militants, describing it as “mindless killing of children and innocent citizens.”
President Buhari said: “The government is determined to ensure that the safety of every single Nigerian is a priority. This is why I have repeatedly ordered our law enforcement agents to ensure that perpetrators of violent acts are arrested and made to face the law.
“We will not allow anyone, under any guise, whether it is politics, culture or religion to violate life or property of another citizen. This is the oath to which I swore and I will uphold it at all cost.”
The President said terrorism is not static and Nigeria’s response must therefore be dynamic and versatile.