Borno Bombings: Military Can’t Be Everywhere; We’re Not Magicians, We Rely on Public Intelligence- Chief Of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has emphasized that the military depends solely on intelligence gathered from the public, acknowledging that the military cannot be omnipresent.

During a courtesy visit to Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State on Monday, General Musa remarked that the military are not magicians. He also noted that the recent bombings in Gwoza and Pulka towns within the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State were intended to embarrass the government.

The Defence Chief assured that the perpetrators of such evil acts would not succeed while calling on Nigerians that the responsibility to secure the country depends on all the residents working together with security agencies. 

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“The armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other security agencies are working tirelessly to ensure that there is peace and security in the country. What had happened in Gwoza shows clearly those that mean bad or evil for the country are not relenting. And so, we must continue to work hard.

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“It was a deliberate thing to embarrass the government but they would not succeed. Recently, we were able to arrest persons with IED equipment trying to blow up some installations. We will continue to work hard. Our appeal to Nigerians is those people perpetrating this evil act are within. They sleep and live within our environment.

“If we report as quickly as possible, actions would be taken. Security cannot be everywhere. We are not magicians. We also rely on the intelligence we are getting from the people. That is why we call on Nigerians that the responsibility to secure Nigeria depends on all Nigerians working together with security agencies. We are committed to ensure that is achieved,” he added.

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