President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Monday, announced that he will continue to do his best to win the war against insurgency in the country, despite the tragic event of last week Friday,
The President stated that the deaths of the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other Officers, have increased the security challenges in the country.
He regretted that the bad incident happened at a time the country is battling with major insecurities.
President Buhari spoke when he received a Delegation from the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, who came to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja, to condole with him on the tragic incident.
His exact words: “This is a situation that only God knows when it will happen, and it happened at a time when the security situation in the country is a fundamental issue.
“And to lose choice Officers, has increased our problem, but we know what we are in for, and we will continue to work hard and pray hard, so that God will give us the power to appreciate and apply ourselves to the problem.
“The people who elected us, they know the promises we made within the time…the circumstances which we find ourselves…we will keep on trying and continue to do our best.”
Speaking, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, said that the death of the Military Officers was a big blow to the country.
His words: “We have read your statement, and this Delegation of Governors consider it a duty, and as part of our obligation as your Representatives, to commiserate with you over the loss of your gallant Officers.
“We know it is an event that has touched you. When we mentioned the necessity for a change of Service Chiefs, you were determined to get the best set of people, you gave your assurance, and the Military was beginning to feel the impact.
“We know that this is a major blow, and you are unrelenting in your quest/commitment to ensure peace and security in our country.
“It is unfortunate the losses we have suffered. We only pray God gives both the families and the country the fortitude to bear the loss, pray that God gives our country greater resolve to continue on the path that the late COAS towed.
“For us, we must defeat banditry, insurgency, and criminality. That is the mandate you gave them. This should not lead to any retreat or surrender on our part.
“As you have promised, we know that our country will do everything to ensure that the administration will do all to take care of the families of the departed Officers. It is an indication of how protected the active Officers would be.”