In apparent response to the viral video by terrorists that attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March, threatening to kills the remaining hostages, whipping them mercilessly in the video, the Federal Government has assured a weary nation that the Armed Forces are on top of the situation.
The assurance was contained in a press statement issued, Sunday, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, wherein the Presidency solicited the support of Nigerians to get the job done. Below is the full text of the Presidency’s statement:
LATEST VERSION OF TERROR PROPAGANDA AND MILITARY READINESS
It suffices to say that the security forces are not relenting. They are acutely aware of their duties, responsibilities and what the nation expects of them. Whenever they embark upon those actions, they expect that the public should provide them with the needed support.
Terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought by all actors- the military, the civilian population and the communication service providers. This is the only way safe havens of terrorists are eliminated in every part of the world.
To help the nation against ongoing situation, the media must increase their support for the fight against the exploitation of the internet and social media for terrorist purposes.
The Presidency, in the meantime, wishes to reassure the public that the President has done all, and even more than what is expected of him as Commander-in-Chief by way of morale, material and equipment support to the military and expects nothing short of good results in the immediate.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 24, 2022