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“Confront Terrorists And Wipe Them Off The Face Of The Earth” – Buhari Tells Military



President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian Armed Forces to wipe out terrorists and insurgents off the face of the earth and bring peace to the nation.

"Confront Terrorists And Wipe Them Off The Face Of The Earth" - Buhari Tells Military

Buhari Speaks On Nigeria’s Security Challenges

The president gave the order on Thursday at the graduation ceremony of the senior course 44 of the armed forces command and staff college, Jaji, Kaduna.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said Nigeria is still one of the most hospitable countries to stay despite its diversity and challenges.

The president told the graduates that his administration will continue to provide the necessary support to ensure a secure and peaceful Nigeria.

He said, “The Armed Forces Command and Staff College has been pivotal to the achievements of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Furthermore, the College provides a broad platform for training members of the Armed Forces of friendly countries and Senior Course 44 is no exception.

“This graduation is a milestone in the careers of the 247 graduating students today. You have made a success of this course after 48 daunting weeks and I say to you all, congratulations!

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“It is particularly gratifying to note that amongst the graduating students are international officers from sister African countries. Gentlemen, I am confident that you have enjoyed our friendliness during your stay here.

“I am also sure you would have observed that despite our diversity and challenges, Nigeria is still one of the most hospitable and enjoyable countries to visit and stay.

“We shall be employing all elements of our national power in ensuring security, a just society, peaceful coexistence, national unity and sustainable development while promoting our good standing internationally.

“The response of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, kidnapping as well as the activities of separatists and armed militias amongst others, have been commendable.

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“This government will continue to provide the required guidance and support to ensure that the desired results are achieved. The West African sub-region and indeed our beloved continent of Africa are not immune to these threats.

“We have witnessed recent terrorist attacks in Nigeria bearing the hallmark of national and trans-border insurgents trying to cause havoc in Nigeria as well as in neighbouring countries.

“It will be part of your duty to confront these terrorists and insurgents and wipe them off the face of the earth and bring peace to our countries.”

Buhari further said combating security threats require that “African countries continue to work together at all levels, be it tactical, operational and strategic.”.

KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had recently revealed that being in office for the past seven years has been tough and that he is eager to hand over to his successor.

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