FG Set to include Civilians In War Against Terror- Lai Mohammed

FG Set to include Civilians In War Against Terror- Lai Mohammed

By Chris Suleiman, Abuja

The Federal Government has concluded arrangement to include civilians in the war against Boko Haram Insurgency ravaging several parts of the country.

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this known on Thursday at a meeting with members of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) in Abuja.

According to him, “as you must have heard or read, the Federal Government is launching a National Security Awareness Campaign as part of efforts to provide the missing civilian component of the war against terrorism.

The minister clarified that, the campaign is aimed at sensitizing Nigerians to the need to support the military, which has availed itself creditably in the battle, as well as to own the war.”

“It is also aimed at alerting Nigerians to the need to be more security conscious, to be able to identify Improvised Explosive Device (IED) the weapon of choice being deployed by the cowardly terrorist, and also to fish out suicide bombers before they strike.

Mohammed added that, the military has succeeded in massively degrading the capacity of the Boko Haram terrorists to carry out the kind of attacks they used to launch in the past. “Like that on the Police Headquarters in Abuja, on the UN Complex and on military barracks.”

He also pointed out that, the terrorist, who have been routed from their stronghold, have now resorted to attacking soft targets, that is highly vulnerable places like markets, motor-parks, mosques, entertainment centres and schools, killing innocent people.

He further stressed that, “this is why as a government we must now sensitize our people, so that they can be more security conscious and held end the spate of suicide bombing that are the last vestiges of a fading insurgency.

“This war against terror is our war, not the military war and we must therefore use opportunities provided by this meeting to appeal to you all to assist us in acarrying the security awareness campaign messages to all the nooks and crannies of the country.

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