President Muhammadu Buhari has said the military’s resolve to bring an end to criminality will not be dampened by the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Concise News reported that unknown gunmen attacked the NDA during which two personnel were killed and another abducted.
The President, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones in the attack.
He said the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, adding that members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish the mission..
The statement read, “The attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, rather than throw a dampener into the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
“Noting that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, the President says the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time.
“Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, President Buhari vowed that the deceased would not die in vain, as the degenerate act would have consequences that will eventually clean the country of vermin, and emancipate the polity from deliberate, targeted and contrived atrocious acts.
“The President thanks all Nigerians who value and appreciate the efforts of our military, and urges those playing hateful politics with the dastardly act to desist, noting that rather than recriminations, this is the time for all patriots and people of goodwill to support and encourage those who are in the vanguard of the battle against wickedness in the land.”