Torture of train passengers: I’ve given all to the military to do their bit — Buhari

The Presidency on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari has done all, and even more than what is expected of him as Commander-in-Chief by way of morale, material and equipment support to the military and expects nothing short of good results in the immediate.

In it’s reaction to a disturbing video clip released on Sunday morning by terrorists flogging victims of the Abuja-Kaduna Train attack, the Presidency said terrorist activities using propaganda and the use of violence to force governments to accept or submit to political demands is not new all over the world.

A Statement issued by the Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity Garba Shehu explained that the country’s security and defense forces are not clueless or helpless and they have their plans and ways of doing things which they will not display in the media.

It added that 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 which it’s says have committed no offense
but all they did was to board a train.

It explained further that security forces are not relenting and 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 of terrorists are eliminated in every part of the world.

The presidency noted that to help the nation against the ongoing situation, the media must increase its support for the fight against the exploitation of the internet and social media for terrorist purposes.

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