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Tinubu urges military to intensify response to security threats

Photo caption: President Tinubu inspecting a guard of honour

President Bola Tinubu has directed the Nigerian Armed Forces to intensify its campaign against terrorists and kidnappers who are putting the nation on edge.
He also warned against practices that undermine national interest, assuring servicemen and women of his administration’s commitment to their wellbeing.
“Let me reiterate the urgency to upscale the fight against insecurity, which has robbed us of peace and progress,” Tinubu said at an event marking the Diamond Jubilee of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Afaka, Kaduna State, on Saturday.
His comments followed heightened cases of terrorist attacks and kidnapping-for-ransom in various parts of the country, especially the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which has been a hotbed of kidnapping lately.
Nonetheless, Tinubu asserted that the “relative peace” the military has secured across the major flash points is “worth celebrating,” urging them to “remember that the war is not yet over until every parcel of land held by the enemy is flying the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“I urge you to continue to play your constitutional role of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria, our fatherland.
“You must shun any acts that are inimical to the wellbeing of our nation and acts which can destroy the gains of democracy which we have enjoyed in the last 20 years,” a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, quoted him saying on Saturday.
Ngelale’s statement is titled, ‘President Tinubu to the Armed Forces: we celebrate your sacrifices; continue to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity.’
Tinubu affirmed that his government is “fully aware of the service and sacrifices that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to render” across the country, especially in the face of daunting challenges.
“We, as a government, will continue to accord priority to the needs of the armed forces to enable the military to play its constitutional role without let or hindrance,” he promised.
Ngelale’s statement is titled, ‘President Tinubu to the Armed Forces: we celebrate your sacrifices; continue to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity.’
Tinubu affirmed that his government is “fully aware of the service and sacrifices that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to render” across the country, especially in the face of daunting challenges.
“We, as a government, will continue to accord priority to the needs of the armed forces to enable the military to play its constitutional role without let or hindrance,” he promised.

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