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Presidency Reacts To Terrorists’ Threat To Abduct Buhari

The Presidency has reacted to a video of terrorists threatening to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.

HausaToday had earlier reported that the terrorists, who abducted over 60 passengers of the Abuja Kaduna train on March 28, also threatened to destroy the country, kill the remaining passengers in their custody and sell out the others.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement released on Sunday said the security agencies are not relenting in their assignment.

The statement titled ‘Latest Version of Terror Propaganda and Military Readiness’ read, “Terrorist activity using propaganda and the use of violence to force governments to accept or submit to political demands are not new all over the world.

“The country’s security and defence forces are not clueless or helpless. They have their plans and ways of doing things which they will not display in the media.”

“The dilemmas in dealing with the specific case of train terrorists are manifold: punitive action like the popular call for carpet bombing of the known locations may assuage the desire of an angry public for revenge, but what about the hostages? They have committed no offence. All they did was board a train.

“It suffices to say that the security forces are not relenting. They are acutely aware of their duties, responsibilities and what the nation expects of them. Whenever they embark upon those actions, they expect that the public should provide them with the needed support.

“Terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought by all actors- the military, the civilian population and the communication service providers. This is the only way safe havens for terrorists are eliminated in every part of the world.

“To help the nation against the ongoing situation, the media must increase their support for the fight against the exploitation of the internet and social media for terrorist purposes.”

Source https://www.naijanews.com/2022/07/24/breaking-presidency-reacts-to-terrorists-threat-to-abduct-buhari/

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