July 11, 2024

Terrorists targeting national critical infrastructure – DHQ

ISWAP, Boko Haram,

ISWAP fighters

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says its intelligence has uncovered plans by the Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) to attack the nation’s critical infrastructure.

The Director of  Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, made this known while briefing newsmen on the operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja.

Buba said that the military and the security agencies responsible for securing critical infrastructure and facilities had emplaced measures to forestall the attacks.

“We are aware of some of the plans to target some critical infrastructure in the country.

”Accordingly, we have emplaced measures to forestall such plans because some of such plans have been frustrated,’’ he said.

Buba called on citizens to support the military in their fight against terrorists by fishing out collaborators living among them in their communities.

According to him, these terrorist are the enemy that must be fought and defeated.

He said that troops were confronted by a vicious enemy that were constantly trying to kill citizens or had killed citizens.

“In this fight, citizens must understand that, we must never compromise on security, otherwise everyone’s security will be compromised.

”This is a situation that cannot be over emphasised for us to live in safety and security.

”The military is doing what is needed by forcing the terrorist to pay a price for every act of aggression against citizens of the country.

“We recognise and have included this as part of our strategy to win the war.

“Overall, we have no choice but to fight for the safety and security of our citizens, to safeguard our nation and preserve our way of life as a people,’’ he said.