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Government vows to continue fight against terrorism

22 July 2014, 12:56

Abuja - The Federal Government will not concede any portion of Nigeria to terrorists and is taking measures to address all security challenges, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, has said.

Olukolade gave the assurance in Abuja on Monday while fielding questions at the daily security update at the National Information Centre.

He spoke in respect of some media reports that terrorists had taken over Damboa in Borno and hoisted their flag in the town.

"There is no iota of credibility in these reports. The reports are baseless and have no truth in them.  

"We are not conceding any portion of this country to any terrorist group. Be assured that security agencies are firming up deployments in the entire area (Damboa), our patrols are also active there.

"We are going to reverse every form of insecurity in that area very soon,'' Olukolade said.

Earlier, Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre, said government was aware of plans by some groups to mobilise children nationwide to commemorate 100 days of the kidnap of schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno.

The girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on April 14.

Omeri, who said that citizens had the right to protest and demand whatever they wanted in a democracy, however, advised parents not to allow their children to be used for "subversive activities''.

 - NAN


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