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Buhari Says Attack On NDA Will Not Dampen Morale Of Armed Forces But Encourage Them To End Criminality

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Buhari Says Attack On NDA Will Not Dampen Morale Of Armed Forces But Encourage Them To End CriminalityPresident Muhammadu Buhari has said the attack launched on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, will not dampen the morale of Armed Forces.

On the contrary, he said, it will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country.

It would be recalled that armed men said to be bandits invaded the academy in the early hours of Tuesday, killing two officers and abducting one.

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In his reaction, Buhari in a statement shared by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the attack coincided with a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat.

According to the president, “the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity”.

Buhari commiserated with the families of the deceased while promising that the culprits will be apprehended and prosecuted.

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He further warned those “playing hateful politics with the dastardly act” to desist.

Buhari stated;

The attack launched on the facility of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Tuesday, rather than throw a dampener into the morale of our Armed Forces as it is intended to, will buoy their determination to make a decisive end of criminality in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

Noting that the attack, which led to loss of lives, came at a time that the military had put insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other types of criminals on the retreat, the President says the heinous action would accelerate the total uprooting of evil in the polity, which members of the Armed Forces are solidly resolved to accomplish in the shortest possible time.

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He expressed;

Commiserating with the families who lost their loved ones, and praying God to comfort them, President Buhari vowed that the deceased would not die in vain, as the degenerate act would have consequences that will eventually clean the country of vermin, and emancipate the polity from deliberate, targeted and contrived atrocious acts.

The President thanks all Nigerians who value and appreciate the efforts of our military, and urges those playing hateful politics with the dastardly act to desist, noting that rather than recriminations, this is the time for all patriots and people of goodwill to support and encourage those who are in the vanguard of the battle against wickedness in the land.

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