The Nigerian Army said yesterday that no amount of distractions would deter it from ending terrorism in Nigeria by December.
Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar, the Theatre Commander, Operation “Lafiya Dole”, gave this assurance while speaking journalists in Maiduguri.
Abubakar was reacting to recent spate of suicide bombings by suspected insurgents in some parts of the country.
He pointed out that the bombings were aimed at diverting the attention of the military from achieving its target in the ongoing anti-terrorism war.
“I want to assure all that for every second that passes, we get more committed to fighting the insurgents; we cannot be deterred.
“We are doing as much as we could to ensure that we completely eradicate the insurgents as quickly as possible because we are aware of the timeline within which to complete the task,’’ he said.
He said that the military had already gotten clues about those involved in the recent suicide bombings in Maiduguri.
“We searched the houses and certain items that we recovered at the vicinity, gave us some clues,’’ Abubakar said.
He said that although investigations had commenced on the clues, it would take time before reaching a conclusion.
“Investigation on those that we suspect that are either participating or hiding, fuelling or conniving with those that carried out those acts, is ongoing.
“They will be exposed in due course,’’ Abubakar assured.
– Ahmed Mohammed, Maiduguri