The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday condemned the spate of suicide attacks in the North-East where scores of innocent lives were being lost on regular basis.
The reaction is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the acting Director of Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar.
The statement described those ‘’perpetrating these heinous crimes’’ as “callous, barbaric and monsters’’ but said that their activities would soon be a thing of the past.
Abubakar said that the military was intensifying efforts to continue to break the ‘’bones of the terrorists’’.
He reassured Nigerians that the military would not relent in its efforts to rid the country of terrorism and all acts of criminality.
“Every step is being taken to neutralise the capability of terrorists whose activities still continue to constitute danger to civil populace.
“They are in disarray while running away from their former safe haven and no longer capable of confronting the troops.
“Defence headquarters is therefore appealing to the public to be extra vigilant and be wary of strange faces and objects in their localities,’’ he said.
Abubakar pointed out that asymmetric warfare called for collective effort of the public and security agencies in information gathering and sharing.
He therefore advised the public to always give timely information to security agencies in order to avert the re-occurrence of the incidents. (NAN)