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Wakil proposes stronger partnerships to defeat terrorists

27 February 2015, 21:36

Abuja - Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, appealed for stronger collaborations between civil militia and security services to improve prospects of conquering the Boko Haram terrorists.

While he commended the security forces for their ongoing successes in the north east, he recommended the strengthening of intelligence gathering and monitoring of lairs of terrorists.

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“I commend the security forces for ongoing successes, I appeal for strengthening of our soft weapons in the area of intelligence gathering and monitoring of sleeping cells of these terrorists," he said.

"It is time to strengthen the working relationship between the civilian militia and the security services to prevent and forestall future attacks. Our military that is winning the conventional war will also soon win the sect in their new attacks on soft targets,” Wakil added.

He expressed sadness over the Thursday attack on Biu Town of Borno State by a suicide bomber suspected to be member of Boko Haram group.

About 20 people died in Biu, one in a series of such attacks in the country this week.

“I received with sadness the bomb blast that again rocked Biu on Thursday. This is one bombing too many and a continuation of condemnable man's inhumanity to man by the almost defeated Boko Haram sect.

“The attack on Biu about four in recent times is a manifestation of desperation by terrorists who are on the run following their defeat in Baga and other communities.It is a new shift to soft targets as the end comes for the insurgents who had foisted evil bloodsucking reign on our people for so long,” he said in a statement.

The minister emphathised with the victims and their families and pray that Almighty Allah granted the nation victory over the terror crisis that has claimed thousands okf lives and displaced morke than 1 million.

- CAJ News


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