President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the multiple suicide bombings that have killed dozens between Monday and Tuesday in Yobe and Kano States, promising a maximal reduction in cases of insurgency in the country.
A suicide bomber had on Monday detonated a bomb in Potiskum, and another in Kano on Tuesday. Death toll of the attacks have reportedly exceeded 50.
In a statement signed by Reuben Abati, the President’s special assistant on media and publicity, Jonathan said Boko Haram’s use of suicide bombing on soft targets in the wake of the ongoing rapid recovery by Nigerian troops and their multinational allies showed the sect was being defeated.
“The President shares the grief of all the bereaved families and is deeply saddened by the continued loss of many innocent lives at the hands of misguided and desperate fanatics who are now feeling the heat of the intense counter-insurgency operation by the Nigerian Armed Forces,” the statement said.
President Jonathan however reassured Nigerians and the people of the north- eastern states in particular that the days of mourning victims of incessant terrorist attacks in the country will soon be over as the tide has now definitely turned against Boko Haram.
He stressed that the gallant, courageous and patriotic officers and men of the
Nigerian Armed Forces, supported with new platforms, equipment and logistics provided by the Federal Government will carry the ongoing operations against the terrorists through to a successful conclusion in the shortest possible time.
Jonathan affirms that his administration will continue to take all necessary action to guarantee the success of ongoing military operations against the terrorist group and drastically reduce its ability to take and hold territory or recruit, groom and brainwash young persons to undertake suicide bombing attacks on soft targets.
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