President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called on all Nigerians, especially those living in areas ravaged by insurgents, to be more vigilant and ready to be part of the war against terrorism.
Buhari was reacting to the recent attacks near Maiduguri and the suicide bombings in Chibok, in Borno and Gombi market in Adamawa State.
“Having lost the war, they are seeking ways and means to gradually find their way back into society. They are not returning to contribute but to cause more havoc.
“I urge all citizens wherever they live to own the war against terror and to be part of the fight because it is the only way we can finish the remaining work that needs to be done to make our country safe again”, he said.
Buhari said having suffered immensely from the sustained bombardments of their camps and hideouts by the military, the insurgents had resorted to using desperate measures to gain cheap media attention.
The president also stated that the insurgents were locally sourcing the materials for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
He urged citizens to be more circumspect and report suspicious purchases and movements of unusual components in any part of the country, especially the northeast.
Condoling with all the people of Chibok, Gombi and Dolari whose loved ones were killed in recent attacks, Buhari prayed that Almighty God comfort them and grant the injured quick recovery.